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Foreword 



"O Lord of the far horizons 
Give me the eyes to see 
Over the verge of the sundown 
The beauty that is to be." 

Tis at sundown one can gather a com- 
plete picture of what has been and plan 
for what will come. Thus as we gaze en- 
raptured at the glorious sundown of four 
years, we see reflected in our hearts and 
minds the beauty of time well spent, knowl- 
edge richly acquired, moral principles 
deeply rooted, and friends forever ours. 
But in this sundown, we note, too, a ray of 
sadness mingled with a flash of loneliness 
when we realize that a well-loved life is 
over and we stand on the brink of a strange 
new dawn. Therefore, in the ensuing 
pages, we have tried to capture in print that 
soul-stirring beauty which has made this 
college an integral part of each one of us. 



"It was a beauty that I saw 
so pure, so perfect, as the frame 
of all the universe was lame 
to that one figure. ' ' 




Editor-in-chief Patricia Hnurthatt 

Business Manager 4Wary 3J* H risen 1 1 
Art Editor ^iru ^ffrgatl 



Associate Editors 

(Clare Ifttzgsraib gltsaueth ill. ^urpliu 

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JUtce Jvt. iHnriarty 3oan X. lilalsl} 



COLLEGE OF OUR LADY- 

OF TH • : library 

CHICOP&E, MASS, 




"Beauty seen is never lost." 



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Dedication 



"He budded better than he \new; 
Steeped in beauty, \nowledge grew.' 

As Founder and President of our Col- 
lege we have looked to you for guid- 
ance and protection. Such foresight as 
yours in establishing our Alma Mater 
is a truly beautiful gift and is only one 
example of the excellent leadership 
you have demonstrated at all times. It 
is with sincere and humble apprecia- 
tion that we dedicate this, our year- 
book, to Your Excellency and at the 
same time thank you once more for 
the privilege granted us this year of 
assisting at the Pontifical celebration 
of your golden jubilee. 



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His Excellency 
(Die Mast 3Re£rcrettb CLhn mas iiiaru (L) iLcaru, 

Bishop of Springfield 
President 



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Jffarultxj 



"Who wal\s with beauty, holds inviolate 
The guarded secrets of the years.' 



To you who have led us on the path of truth we 
owe a special debt of gratitude. You have given 
of yourselves unsparingly that we might go forth 
into the world rich in the beauty of true knowledge 
and secure in the belief that ours has been a real 
education, moral, physical and intellectual. Your 
understanding attitude and good faith have been a 
constant source of consolation and any success we 
may attain in the future will be but a tribute to your 
never-ending patience. 



MOST REVEREND THOMAS M. O'LEARY, D.D. 
President 



REVEREND JOHN R. ROONEY, S.T.B., Ph.D. 
Vice-President 

SISTER ROSE WILLIAM, B.A., M.A 
Dean 



REVEREND THOMAS B PIERCE, B.A., JOB., S.T.L. 
Religion 

REVEREND GEORGE A SHEA, B.A., S.T.D., Ph. D. 
Philosoph x 

SISTER HELEN JOSEPH, B.A., M.A, Ph. D. 
English 

SISTER MARY CORNELIUS, B.A., M A., Ph.D. 
French. Spanish 

SISTER TERESA MARIE, B.A., M.A. 
"Mathematics, Physics 

SISTER MARY ANTONELLA, B.A., M.A. 
Historx 

SISTER LAWRENCE MARIE, B. Mus. 
Music 

SISTER REGINA DOLORES, B A 
Speech. Journalism, English 

SISTER HELEN CLARE, B.A., M.A. 
French. Spanish 

SISTER MARY CHRYSOSTOM, B.A., M.A. 
English. Education 

SISTER JAMES MARY, B.A. 
German, journalism 



SISTER ROSE WILLIAM, B.A. M.A. 
Latin. Mathematics 

SISTER MARY EUGENE, B A., M.A. 
English, Latin 

SISTER JOSEPHA MARY, B A., M.A 
English 

SISTER MARGARET JAMES, B.S. 
Biology 

SISTER TERESA DANIEL, B A., B.S. in L.S. 
Librarian 

SISTER FLORENCE JOSEPH, B.A., B.S. in L.S. 
Librarian 

RALPH T. NAZZARO, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 
Chemistry 

ROBERT B. O'MEARA, B.A., M.S. 
Biology 

JAMES L. SHEA, B A., M.A. 
Chemistrx 

KATHERINE S. LONG, B.S. 
Phvsical Education 

MARY MURPHY, B.S. 
Chemistrx 



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Ralph (T. ^nzznvc, pK§- 

Chemistry 



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antes J^lfBa, ffi. 

Chemistry 



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Robert W. (O'JUcara, JSLg. 

Biology 



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patfyerme Jiang, lt?.^. 

Physical Education 




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"If you get simple beauty and naught else 
Ton get about the best thing God invents." 

No memory of college days would be complete if 
we neglected to mention those who set the wheels 
in motion — the Sisters of St. Joseph. An integral 
part of our College they have become to us parents, 
friend, counselor and confessor as the occasion de- 
manded. To thank you is insufficient but this we 
promise — to inculcate into our lives the beautiful 
ideals and practices which you have so indefati- 
gably endeavored to teach us. 



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"True Beauty comes from within." 



What can we say to you who made our college 
days a living, breathing reality? Years of gener- 
osity, often at great personal sacrifice, have been 
yours, culminating in the greatest gift of all — a 
Catholic College education. Our appreciation and 
love are immeasurable, but now as we stand firmly 
on the road of life may we begin to practice what 
you have always exemplified: "it is more blessed to 
give than to receive". With such faith as yours be- 
hind us, success is inevitable. 



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"Real Beauty dwells behind that wall 
'Where searching youth to truth doth call." 



On the following pages we have gathered to- 
gether a few of those campus retreats which are 
sure to start a chain of beauteous memories when- 
e'er we leaf through this Elmata. Of the refreshing 
spirit of Our Lady's Grotto, the majestic beauty of 
the marble foyer, the wonders of the science lab- 
oratories, and the breath-taking simplicity of our 
own chapel, we have partaken daily. No campus 
could be more dear and familiar to any student 
than that of Our Lady of the Elms is to each mem- 
ber of '48. 



(Campus fvnnt 3\'nr 



"Calm and deep peace in this wide air, 
And leaves that redden to the fall; 
And in my heart, a deep calm. 

Calm and deep peace on this wide w old, 
And all the silvery gossamers 
That twinge into green and gold." 



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JKimumstrattmt lUtUMu^ 

"In small proportions we just beauties see 
And in short measures life may perfect be. 



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Mailt (Sfoycr 



'majestic beauty of a marble hall." 



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Perrtas Arthttortutn 

"Who loves not Knowledge? Who shall rail 
Against her Beauty? Let her Wor\ prevail.' 

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"And zones of beauteous sculpture set betwixt 
Wit/i many a mystic symbol gird the hall. ' 




"He spa/^e of beauty: 
And said the earth 
was beautiful." 



11 1 c e - ^ j v e 5 1 it in 1 1 ' s (I ") f f i r c 



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iLtlirary Arclj 

"There is no beauty that hath, not some strangeness in proportion." 



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iL ih vary — i\ ef erettce ^citntt 

'Beauty and beauteous words should 50 together." 





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(TlCeanj Hall 



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iUttimi, Hall 

'Tis that beauty of content 

That ma\es the table's merriment.' 




"The beauty oj youth's 
dreams is unsurpassed. 



pmtlilc lumm 



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(Our Tauu's Cltapol 



"Where eternity is the measure 

Felicity is the state 

And angels are the company." 



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"Fair gleams the snowy altar cloth 
The silver vessels spar\le clean 
The hell thrice vines, the censer swings 
And solemn chants resound between." 



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"It was a dream of perfect bliss 
Too beautiful to last." 

This is really farewell! Our Senior year is over 
and we are no longer bound together within these 
hallowed realms. True, the Elms will always mean 
much to us, but not even in memory or the most 
realistic nostalgia can we enjoy again that feeling 
of belonging to and being a vital part of all that is 
Our Lady of the Elms. We have experienced prob- 
ably the four fullest years of our life, so it is no won- 
der that it is actual pain to part, — but in parting 
we carry the consolation and joy that we have made 
everlasting friendships among ourselves and the 
powers that be. 





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SENIOR CLAS< 




M. A. Dowd, M. A. Blair, L. DesRosiers, G. McCarthy, E. Murphy, C. Canty, 
C. Fitzgerald, I. Mochak, B. Gregory. 

A. Moriarty, K. Courtney, M. Rynn, M. F. Mackey, M. Urbon, M. Diggins, 
R. Dalton, A. Heaphy, M. Hurley, J. Walsh. 

P. Kelley, J. Bourque, C. McCoart, A. M. Bousquet, M. Sullivan, M. Lynch, 
M. L. Kliendienst, J. Patrie, A. R. Rigabar, E. Shea. 



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A. Marshall, S. Madden, F. Boratyn, P. Hourihan, M. Nelen, M. R. Wirtalla, 
M. Morgan, M. Bowen, M. Driscoll. 



P. Street, G. Pierce, M. Scannell, N. Connors, K. Metcalfe, A. M. Martin, 
P. Fehily, M. Finn, M. Mahoney, M. McMahon. 

M. Mercier, E. Mulgrew, R. Cotter, R. Hannigan, S. A. Eisenmann, J. Maynard, 
E. Ambrose, I. Morales, A. Boryczka, M. I. O'Malley. 



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Cap and Gown Investiture 

From the address given by Reverend John H. Collins, S. ]. 

"The reception by the Senior Class of 
the College of Our Lady of the Elms of the 
Cap and Gown, brings us back to those 
great ages of Faith, the ages of the Uni- 
versities of Europe when each and every 
professor and student wore the Cap and 
Gown in school and out of school. . . . 

The wearing of the traditional Cap and 
Gown in those ages of Faith is but a 
reminder that had gone down the cen- 
turies, a reminder of the seamless robe 
that His mother wove for Him — that Man 
Who is, in His human personality, the 
Sacred Humanity of God. That robe 
which His Blessed Mother wove for Him 
covered the human person of the Son of 
God and everything for which He stood. 
So, we may say in the words of the 
Gospel, it encloses truth, it is He Who is 
Eternal Truth. . . . 

"Every one who is of the truth, heareth My voice." Truth is what He 
taught. It was the truth which He brought down from the Father in heaven. 
All during His public life on earth, He taught us the relation between God 
and man, between God and this world, every part of it. The relationship that 
exists between man and this world was taught by Him. He did not go up to 
heaven and leave us confused. No, He appointed that body of teachers who 
would unfold that truth for us, who would enlighten our minds so that that 
truth would grow more clear for each and every one of us. The Eternal Truth 
will be abiding with the Church down to the end of time. . . . 

Truth — What is truth? Here at a Catholic college, where the principles of 
our Divine Lord are taught, you learn the truth. You go out into the world 
with truth. You are able to solve not only the problems that come before you 
in life, but you are able, with that clearness of vision which truth gives you, 
to stand up and face the truth anywhere. In any social, economic, or any 
other type of problem, the Catholic college graduate has learned the lesson 
of right. With the lessons of truth which they have received at a Catholic 
college, they will not be afraid to stand before the world, knowing that truth 
will always prevail. Is this true in general? God grant that it would be true 
of each and every member of the Senior Class. . . . 

Members of the Senior Class, hold fast to the truth, for only those who are 
of the truth hear the voice of Christ, our Blessed Lord. Show forth the absolute 
truth of the Father in heaven, that Person Who is Truth, for "every one who is 
of the Truth, heareth My voice." 

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"Insignia of Seniority." 




SlMttnr M. Ambrose, S.i>. 

Springfield 

Here naught but candor reigns, indulgent ease, 

They who are pleased themselves, must always please." 

AY nonchalance with a collegiate air, a sly wink, and lustrous raven hair 
symbolize "Ellie", who has left us in many a merry mood. If you have 
met with her dry humor we need say no more. An unpredictable personality 
she manages to make her every venture interesting and is never found with 
time on her hands. A delight to the casual crowds that haunt the tea shops 
of the locale, she often knits diligently while pondering a perplexing query. 
A Chem major and Math minor, her interest in things scientific belie her 
passive air. Ellie is our proud boast for a better world where friendship is 
fundamental and fear unknown. 

Sodality; Glee Club 4; La Corte Castellana 1; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, 4; Social Action 



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Hary Ann ilatr, A.S. 

Northampton 

"Her eyes are so blue that they cast lovely little 
blue reflections on everything she loo\s at." 

"|3RETTY and blonde, Mary Ann is the fortunate possessor of a remarkable 
memory and a lucid intellect. Sparkling blue eyes highlight a peaches 
'n cream complexion. Merry and contagious is her laughter, the audible 
herald of her gay personality. A very capable linguist, Mary Ann stars in 
Spanish. There is no doubt in our minds that she'll be an unusually efficient 
teacher and a charming asset to any educational system. She has proven 
herself an able assistant in the publication of "Las Hojas de los Olmos," and 
her patient perseverance has produced many masterpieces of clear-cut sten- 
ciling. Mary Ann is particularly fond of long walks, especially with that tall, 
dark, handsome Michaelman. May your walk through life be equally pleasant! 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Social 
Action 



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3FrmtrrB K. Unratytt, A.H. 

Whitinsville 

"A heart as soft, a heart as \ind 
As in the whole world thou canst find.'' 

T7RANNIE will always be symbolic of true cheerfulness linked with an under- 
standing heart. As the able leader of the Mission Committee and a vibrant 
note in the Glee Club, Fran gaily danced her way into our hearts. A history 
major and a Rhode Island Beach minor, Fran may well be set upon by any 
corridor ghost seeking the protagonist of those famous midnight tunafish-coke 
parties. Happy and willing participant in all activities from chairmaning a 
sport dance to tossing a ball on the basketball court, "sing and the world sings 
with you" might well be her maxim. We can only hope that the world will not 
dim that innate light which makes her friendship a blessing to all who call her 
friend. 

Sodality; A Cappella Choir 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, I.R.C. 2, 3, 
4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Mission Committee, Co-Chairman; Senior-Alumnae Dance, 
Co-Chairman; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 



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Angela SL Inryr^ka, U 




Indian Orchard 



"Cute, clever, full of fun 
She's a friend to everyone." 



~V7"OU do not really know Angie unless you realize that under that gay 
laughing exterior many a serious thought is churning — but never let her 
know you've found her out. True to name, Angela is a veritable little cherub. 
Blithe and carefree, she has taken the Elms for her own and all our Alma 
Mater offers she dearly cherishes. A curious mixture of science major and 
generous heart minor, Angie has run the gauntlet of activities, from knitting 
for everyone but Angie, to acting as stage manager for four years. We'll 
miss her, but wherever she goes, we know she'll carry high the torch of good 
fellowship. May the glow of its rays warm and gladden your life! 

Sodality; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte Cas- 
tellana 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 2, 3, 4 



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Springfield 

"Born for success she seemed, 
With grace to unn, w'.th heart to hold." 

r I MEET our Jeannie is to meet with greatness. Her sincerity, gentleness 
and absolute unselfishness cannot be cloaked by her logical, cool manner. 
To those who have shared her friendship she is the epitome of all that is 
desirable. A delightfully interesting orator she can amaze you with her calm 
logical reasoning, be it a heated debate or class discussion. Never one to 
suffer from those blue book blues she is the proud possessor of scholastic 
honors galore. Her joy of living and love for the unusual can never be for- 
gotten when we recall those summers at the shore with the usual group. A 
math major, she usually finds time to read the latest novels, keep informed 
on current events and spend a weekend or two in Connecticut. Fame and 
good fortune are yours now and forever. 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2; I.R.C. 3; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; MJ.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3, 4 
(T); Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Delta Epsilon Sigma 

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COLLEGE OF OUR UDY 
OF THE -LM5 LIBRARY 
CHICOPEE, MASS. 




Anna Ulmj VmtBiptrt, H. &. 

Springfield 

"A charming lady, tenderly beloved 
For her benign perfections." 

ADY of quality with classic ivory features and serene manner, Anna May 
' is tall and slender, always perfectly groomed and chic. Her shining 
page boy remains surprisingly neat and attractive even after long hours of 
exacting work in the lab. An avid reader with a varied and extensive book 
list, she is an exceedingly well-informed conversationalist. She sews and 
knits expertly and produces amazingly fast. Anna May is pre-eminently a 
scholar, starring in chemistry and philosophy. Hers is a much envied "photo- 
graphic mind", as her science classmates vociferously testify. This year, 
Bill's frat pin paled into quasi-insignificance before the brilliant glow of his 
diamond. Happiness to you, Anna Mayl 

Sodality; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 2, 3, 4 



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Millville 

"She loo\ed a little wistfully, then went her sunshine way." 

T7*ROM rustic haunts she comes to us of '48. Something you want to know 
about horses, hay, or billy-goats? Mag will have the answer! Glee Club 
alto, she is the president of the Athletic Club, and one of the troupe with four 
years experience in scenery moving. No one enjoyed herself more at the 
French card party, and even the Christmas celebration in the dorm waxed 
considerably gayer with her appearance as Mrs. Santa Claus. Though among 
her accomplishments numbers the successful navigation of Paradise Pond, 
she still blushes at the opening bars of "For Me and My Gal". We shall not 
easily forget her mother's unsurpassable piccalilli, nor the infectious laughter 
of this staunch supporter of Millville, Chevrolets, and the 8:06. 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; LR.C; Le Cercle 
Francais 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4; MJ.B. Debating Society 1, 2; Social Action; 
Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 



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(Eatljmne M. (Canty, KM. 

Chicopee 

"The glow of sunlight soft and warm 
Fell lightly on thy face." 

4 AY", our diminutive lady of charm, is easily recognized by her golden 
crown, turned-up nose and a smile to beguile any heart. Socially 
she is among the debs of the senior class, gracing many a prom at A.I.C. and 
also finding time to enjoy a weekend at Dartmouth's Winter Carnival. Yet 
we find Cay a serious student amazing for her facility in mastering philo- 
sophical proofs and the works of Dante. Her leadership has been clearly 
shown by the success of the Liturgy Club in '48. Summers at Long Island 
with Gerry and Rita have provided many happy memories of college years. 
A gift of the angels, a dream in blue, may your eyes be ever starlit, our best 
to you! 

Sodality; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Liturgy Club 3, 4, Chairman; MJ.B. Debating Society 
1, 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1,2, 3, 4 



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£fataltr A. (Eonnnra, 

Fitchburg 

"T/ie most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness." 

TTERE comes the calm of content — from the little town of Fitchburg, able 
-■- student and loyal friend, Nat Connors. Her pleasing personality is a 
boon to '48. Possessor of an overflowing supply of spirit, she scatters it gen- 
erously along her path. In scholastic lines, Nat has lent her heart to Chem- 
istry; in other lines, who knows? A zealous member of the knitting circle — 
mention argyles, and she'll do the rest. Nat played a safe role in the famous 
incident of sophomore year — she "heard the whole story. It was more fun, 
kids." Nat, it means much to us to have known you. May the domains of 
your future days be passing sweet! 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Father-Daughter Day, Chairman; Glee Club 1, 2; 
Liturgy 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 4 



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Sitannanj E. (Hotter, A. 31. 

Worcester 

"When the blue of Irish s\ies is the hue of Irish eyes." 

r I A HERE could be no class of '48 without our Rose. When it comes to 
making out, there's none can surpass her. If you should be in doubt, ask 
anyone from Misquamicut. Award-winning forward, benevolent Shylock of 
the Athletic Club, and a reigning power of La Corte Castellana, altogether 
spell the name of this true daughter of the one metropolis, Worcester. Not 
the epitome of patience or tranquillity, but the essence of spirit and a thousand 
smiles, Rose we will remember for her resemblance to a certain leprechaun — 
for her truly elfin charm. Oh! would that we could have been among those 
unsuspecting pupils to hear her rendition of 'The Cremation of Sam McGee." 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3 (T), 4 (T); Glee Club 1; I RC. 3; La Corte Castellana 
1, 2, 3 (VP), 4 (S); Social Action; Verdeoro 1 



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Katljlmt M. (Emtrtnnj, U.£. 

Springfield 

"She wal\s in beauty li\e the night 
Of cloudless climes and starry s\ies." 

OUEENLY grace, soothing voice, green eyes and a warm smile portray 
the inherent beauty present in our "Kit". A happy combination of 
scientific skill and charming manner has made her our ideal Science Club 
president of '48. Summers at the shore and winters on crystal lakes have 
added many pages to that memory book of college days, not forgetting those 
A. I.C. proms and weekend jaunts to Boston and New York. After classes 
you'll find our gal knitting industriously with the "Goose Gathering". Partial 
to music a la Waring, she occasionally favors us with that original rendition 
of "Let the Rest of the World Go By", a delightful duet with the aid of our 
ever loyal Peg. May your joys never cease and success be yours! 

Sodality; I.R.C. 3; M.J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 
4 (P); Senior Prom Chairman; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 



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llirattttttrfe 01. Ealtmt, A. 8. 

Westfield 

"O Music sphere descended maid 
Friend of pleasure, wisdom's aid." 

r I ^ALL, slender Rosemarie has eyes like the velvet darkness of night. She 

hails from the small city of Westfield, but secretly aspires to torch singing 
on Broadway. A clever lass at the piano, she is equally adept at the lan- 
guages, ever willing to add a pert French or Spanish phrase to a conversa- 
tion. Dorm life without Rosemarie's dry but target-splitting remarks would 
indeed be dull. What is so rare as a day when Rosemarie is late for class? 
An A Cappella enthusiast at any hour, day or night, her reputation for being 
a tireless worker has earned those positions on various committees from Christ- 
mas Parties to dances. Go forth, Rosemarie, confident of the world's and 
heaven's applause. 

Sodality; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3; Le Cercle 
Francais 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1; Social Action; Verdeoro I, 4 



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IGnrratitr ®. ®pa Snai^ra, KM. 

Worcester 

"Longings sublime and aspirations high." 

"1%/TUSIC means more than melodies to HI' lyrical Lorraine. Besides being 
president and able leader of the glee club, she's the outstanding or- 
ganist and pianist of the class. But, by no means are Lorraine's talents limited 
to music. The annals of '48 carry entries of her clever photography, acts of 
kindness, extensive and enviable wardrobe and her mastery of the tongue 
of Cervantes. Teaching Spanish at Cathedral has been one of her favorite 
pastimes and if future success is proportioned to her effort, she'll be a remark- 
able teacher. Her room is a pleasure to behold, a bit of home transplanted. 
May the future find Lorraine happy in her achievements! 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1; Glee Club 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P) ; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 
3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 3 



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HJary £ Bujguta, A.m. 

Worcester 

"Her uery /roums are fairer far, than smiles of other maidens are." 

"ly^EET Dig of the sparkling smile and interesting green eyes. Those inter- 
esting tales she tells of summers at the beach are always in order at 
dorm sessions. Her dexterity with needle and thread make this clever lass 
the epitome of style. Sweaters, scarfs, mittens materialize to the tune of her 
clicking needles. Her interest in foreign languages and her major selection, 
history, make Dig a willing participant in conventions and conferences — 
remember that spectacular entrance at the H.C. history conference? We'll 
miss her bubbling laugh and snatches of song. Success in everything, Mary! 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3; I R C. 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science 
Club 2; M.J.B Debating Society 1; La Corte Castellana 2; Le Cercle Francois 1, 2; Social 
Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 



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Hary Amu* Rixwb, KM. 

Springfield 

"She loved, and fondly deemed herself beloved." 

44T OVELY, gracious and sweet" best describe the energetic, blond presi- 
' dent of the Cercle Francais. Her soft voice and gentle manner have 
made her carefully-planned meetings a joy to attend. An earnest student 
of French culture, she has acquired a complete and extensive historical back- 
ground. "Noblesse oblige" could stamp her every service to our class and 
school, from Father-Daughter programs to superb management of the Elms- 
B.C. concert. We are picturing Mary Ann of the pretty blue eyes as a far 
more beautiful June bride than the pretty blue and white brides of the fashion 
show. The class of '48 extends to you, dear Mary Ann, fond wishes for 
future happiness. 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 2 (S), 3 (V.P.), 4 (P); Social Action; 
Verdeoro 1, 2 



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Manj K. BriaroU, 1. 




Springfield 

"Sweet are the thoughts that savor of content 
The quiet mind is richer than a crown." 

r I ^HE science whiz of our class, Mary has built up a brilliant scholastic 
-■- record during her days at O. L. E. Capable beyond comparison, her 
efficiency is exemplified in the success she attained as Business Manager 
of the Elmata. An avid fan of the Red Sox and a follower of three out of four 
soap operas, she claims the radio as her chief source of entertainment. Her 
intense delight in foods that are foreign has led us to town to spend many 
an entertaining evening investigating the prizes of the Old World. A serious 
scientist with an eye on the medical field, her industry and perseverance will 
certainly prove valuable aids in attaining her goal. To you we say a fond 
farewell and offer a permanent place among our memories of O. L. E. 

Sodality; Elmata, Business Manager; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4; 
Social Action 



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Btxrui] Ann HI. iEtaenmann, H.i>. 

Springfield 

"Whose high endeavors are an inward light 
To ma\e the path before her always bright." 

T ONG black hair, always neat, large brown eyes, shining and expressive, 
' a low clipped voice, as clear and retentive a mind as one could wish 
for, an unusual ability to make every moment count — that's our gal, Sal. 
An excellent dancer with that handsome naval officer, what a pretty picture 
she made at our prom, gowned in an exquisite creation of her own dexterous 
fingers, set off to perfection by his orchid. Sally's absorbed interest in her 
biology major does not interfere with her faithful attendance at Glee Club 
rehearsals and direction of the Sodality's mission activities. May a success 
proportionate to your efforts be yours! 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Mission Committee Co-Chairman; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 
4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 



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Pittsfield 

"The world is yours, and everything that's in it." 

\ N UNSURPASSED sense of humor and a host of friends belong to our 
own "sweet to the heart." Pat's ready wit has won her popularity and 
her middle name is animation — any time after ten A.M. A Biology major 
and a personality minor, Trish keeps the dorm busy with her numerous, if 
slightly impossible, problems. Her long hair is her pride and joy, and her 
good fellowship, ours. Who can forget the star(?) of the basketball court, 
the boy in khaki of our sophomore extravaganza, that smooth convertible, the 
beloved jester of O. L. E. and those oft told but never boring tales of B.C.? 
You have a radiance peculiarly your own, Pat — we've enjoyed basking in 
its rays. 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; I.R.C. 
3; Literary Club 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 



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mUhnb B. mini, 

Holyoke 

"Smiling eyes and wistful and winsome way with her." 

r I "*HE girl with the fascinating laugh and the scintillating personality is our 
-■- Bonnie. The star of the chemistry lab and a whiz with a slide rule, she 
comes from nearby Holyoke. Who is not familiar with Bonnie's pet expres- 
sion, "Hey kids! Guess what?" Her pleasant companionship and hospitality 
of No. 7 are partly responsible for the fame she acquired for burning the 
midnight oil. A wonderful companion and a true friend, she is appreciative 
of a good joke and ever ready with a generous share of mirth for the crowd. 
Her many friends envy that even disposition of our beaming Bonnie. We'll 
always be with you, Bonnie, in the success we predict for you. 



Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2; Glee Club 1; I.R.C. 3; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 



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(£lan> E arttegwralii, A.I. 

North Adams 
"Sound sense, and love itself, and mirth and glee." 

SHORT in stature with a keen sense of humor and sparkling wit is our class- 
mate, Clare Fitzgerald. Can't you hear again that familiar, "How j'a 
do"? Fitzie's the one who has kept aglow for four years that certain spark, 
characteristically '48's. Our class musical repertoire is largely made up of 
Clare's catchy tunes, for to her we owe such ditties as "There Comes A Night," 
and "Coming Down From Bangor." Fitz is an English major, a regular con- 
tributor to Elmscript and a prize winner for her poetry in Tourmaline. The 
even tenor of her way is envied by all. Whatever your aspirations may be, 
Fitz, the little elf of happiness will dance along your path. 

Sodality; A Cappella 1, 2, 3; Athletic Association 4; Elmscript 4; Elmata, Assistant Literary- 
Editor; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1; Social Action 



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Barbara £. Qkprtnrg, KM. 

Chicopee 

"A cheerful life is what the muses love 
A soaring spirit is their prime delight." 

44T3ARB" enlivens our gatherings with her quick, good-natured repartee 
and humorous conversation. Curly blond hair frames a fair com- 
plexion and bright blue eyes that are often mischievous. For Barbara math 
comes easily and the many hours spent on her beloved espahol enable her 
to lend willing assistance to those seeking eleventh-hour translation. Barb's 
pride in her culinary achievements is well justified — ask those of us who 
sampled that fudge! Attaining your Master's in that Midwest University will 
be soon an accomplished fact and then the best is yours, Barb. 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4; 
Social Action, Verdeoro 1, 4 



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2Uta HI. Bfannigan, KM. 



Springfield 



"She's lovely to wal\ with and lovely to tal\ with, and lovely to loo\ on too." 
SMOOTH young lady with a delightfully low voice, Rita adds zest to 



*■ any gathering. Typically collegiate our lovely lass divides her time 
between Dartmouth and West Point, with an occasional weekend with the 
crowd in the "city of homes." A Math major with a special interest in History 
minor, Rita is the vital combination of beauty and brains. An interesting per- 
sonality with more than a flair for dramatics, Verdeoro has flourished mag- 
nificently under her capable direction. An I.R.C. follower with a decided 
opinion on what's right with the world, her cheery optimism has brightened 
heated discussions on world affairs. May your future be bright as your 
starlit eyes, with your days as sunny as your smiles! 

Sodality; A Cappella 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C. 2, 3, 4; La 
Corte Castellana I, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 
4 (P) 




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Lee 



"Friendly she is and cheerful all the while; 
We all have felt the sunshine of her smile." 

\ NN, our enthusiastic rooter for Lee, with or without high curbstones, is 
one of our few Biology, Chem and Education students. But regardless 
of fine scholastic standing Heaph will be remembered as a major participant 
in any of the "party, party, party's" held by members of '48. To complete a 
picture of Ann we have but to note musically the transition from "Neighbor- 
hood Dance" to "Laughing on the Outside" and the finale "My Buddy". Yes, 
life with Heaph has been a full one, and in our book of Elmories, she, her 
chickens, the Powder River Boys, the famous fire extinguisher blow-off and 
the sundry post-ten excursions will be well-thumbed pages. 

Sodality; A Cappella 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Cas- 
tellana 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 2, Social Action; 
Tea Dance Chairman 3 



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patnria 2L Sfmtrtfyan, KM. 

Easthampton 

Her mind was a thanksgiving to the power 
That made her: it was blessedness and love. 

\ NOTHER devotee of Misquamicut Beach and the Westerly Spa is our own 
^- editor-in-chief, this fourth of the famous seven daughters. A Musketeer 
of the senior annex three, she proudly wears the medal signaling her best 
guard in the basketball tournament. Pat was also Great White Chief who 
put the freshmen through their paces during Initiation Week. Foundation 
block of the Spanish Club, girl in dungarees on the spot with brush or broom 
come what may, apprentice professor of beloved espahol, she walks the glory 
road. But only mention her godson, the opportunities awaiting us on gradua- 
tion, or racial discrimination and there is no stopping her. Of cabbages and 
kings she speaks with words all wondrous wise. 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmata, Editor-in-chief; Glee Club; I.R.C. 2, 3, 4; 
La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4 (T); Le Cercle Francois 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2; Delta 
Epsilon Sigma 



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0- . . Jk ii 

Margaret 1*. ifurbij, A.l. 

Springfield 

"Love, sweetness, goodness 
In her person shined." 

A DREAMY smile, sparkling eyes and a crowning glory of our favorite 
^- hue combine with a poised and unaffected manner to give us "Peg." 
Our gal is calmly dignified and from her unhurried gait you would hardly 
believe her to be the energetic president of I. R. C, and keeper of the keys 
of Sodality. Her sympathetic nature and love of laughter have made her an 
ideal classmate for these past four years. A lover of history in general and 
current events in particular, Peg will discuss at leisure the "Palestine Ques- 
tion" or perhaps you would prefer "Capital and Labor." Whatever your 
pleasure, our Peg is the girl to know. May your days be bright with sunshine 
and happiness be yours through the years! 

Sodality; I.R.C. 2, 3, 4 (P); Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; M.J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 4; Verde- 
oro 1, 2; Social Action 



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f % - 

fatnria & Kelly. A. M. 

Springfield 

"A face with gladness o'erspread, 
Soft smiles, by human \indness bred." 

r I A HIS winsome lass of '48 is dearly cherished by one and all. Lovable, 
sincere and unaffected, Pat always brings out the best in those who know 
her. As founders of our famed diamond circle, she and Wayne are familiar 
figures at every event. La Literatura Espahola and Pat are inseparable com- 
panions during study hours but in leisure time her interests lie in basketball 
— as vociferous and ever loyal cheerleader, character acting for class plays, 
and, needless to add, Woronoco. Because of that happy art of grasping 
a joke five minutes after the rest of us, Pat caused near-riots in those after-ten 
turmoils. Remember your celebrated faux-pas the night we had those "Water- 
melon Blues," Pat? 

Sodality; Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Elmata Dance, Chairman; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte 
Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 



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iEary ICnu 3KfcHn2rtwtat, KM. 

Springfield 

"hxnocence hath privilege in her 
To dignify arch loo\s and laughing eyes." 

"|\^"ARY LOU is a local girl living almost in the shadow of the Elms. She 
is not only locally close to the Elms, but she has taken her college unto 
herself and has given to it her whole-hearted alliance. Mary Lou chose the 
romance languages for her specialized study with major stress on the Spanish. 
Glee Club welcomed her warmly to its ranks, and who can wonder once you 
hear her sing? She was always among the members chosen to grace the 
air waves with music, and her histrionic ability is firmly vouchsafed by those 
who frequent La Corte Castellana. Her constancy and easy companionship 
formed one of the most noteworthy friendships of '48. May those sterling 
qualities you possess remain forever untarnished! 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francois 2, 3, 4; 
Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 



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Springfield 

"Prepared in peace of heart, in calm of mind and soul, to mingle with eternity." 

lYy^ARY ELLEN — she's as pretty and demure as her name. Tall and slim 
•I-™-*- with long brown hair and large brown eyes which light up mischie- 
vously, she has that "Powers" look. Her inseparable companion through the 
maze of French and Spanish volumes is Mary Lou, and this mutual interest 
coupled with her persistency and constancy probably accounts for her success 
in languages. Mary Ellen is slowly becoming — she shyly admits — a first- 
rate cook. Is there a "raison-d'etre", Marie? Besides, she is a talented pianist 
and before college days played the organ in her parish church. May life be 
to you as gracious as the music of spring! 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 



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Uxbridge 

"What stronger breastplate than a lieart untainted." 

r I A HE day '48 came to the Elms, Mary Fran, the girl with the large heart 
from the small town, breezed into O'Leary and our lasting affections. In 
studies, the sciences made the strongest appeal to her. She is a familiar, if 
foreboding, figure in both chem and biology labs, but she has not laid aside 
completely her required language courses. Spanish has served her in good 
stead in her senior year. Mary Fran is an essential vitamin of dorm life with 
her priceless imitations and pertinent observations. A staunch believer in a 
good night's sleep, "I want to go into the exam with a clear head", she will 
mumble to us philosophically as she dozes off. Life's horizon is bright for 
you, Mary Fran. May its vistas enthrall youl 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2; Glee Club 1; I.R.C. 2; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Msgr. 
Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 



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1. ilaiuVn, I. B. 

Northampton 

"When Irish eyes are smilmg 
Sure they'd steal your heart away." 

SURE and she's our own little Irish colleen, of the curly black hair, and mis- 
chievous eyes of blue. That smattering of a brogue in her soft voice 
reflects the refreshing charm of Erin itself. Her merry wit and incomparable 
sense of humor never fail to charm. She's the essence of daintiness, a very 
graceful dancer and a captivating conversationalist. No day passes that the 
senior study hall is not regaled with the latest report on the antics of her new 
baby sister. Though one would never guess it from her blithe and carefree 
manner, weighty subjects such as chemistry and math are her forte. That 
engaging smile and friendliness are Sheila's "endearing young charms." God 
bless you, Sheila, go braghl 

Sodality; I R C. 2, Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 



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Springfield 

"Laugh and be merry, remember the world better with a song." 

TT> AVEN hair, laughing eyes and a mischievous grin introduce you to our 
Moe, a dynamic personality loved by all. Socially she is in a continual 
whirl of dances, concerts, plays, not to mention her capable participation in 
all parish activities. A serious student of the sciences, her ability already has 
shown itself and will no doubt prove the foundation of a promising future. 
With chem as a chosen vocation, we must include music as an avocation. A 
lover of Chopin, Rhomberg and Monroe, Moe has the happy faculty of making 
each hour a refrain, each day a song and each year a concert of joy. May 
love follow you always and happiness be yours! 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 (S); Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; M.J B. Debating 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 



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Ann M. Haraljall, KM. 

Worcester 

"A mind at peace with all below, a heart whose love is innocent." 

"\ IS TE COULD not live four years here and still be unmindful of her influence. 

* * Who would have roused us to the relentless reveille of the morning bell? 
Yet how many more would have enjoyed that (deserved?) extra hour before 
breakfast had she been a less firm waker-uper? As prefect of Sodality, our 
representative in the Mariology Congress at New Rochelle, supervisor of 
committee activities, or chairman of those monthly meetings in the auditorium, 
she toiled for us and for the Elms. Ann, of the brothers at Holy Cross, of La 
Corte Castellana and the Athletic Club, of our own yearbook, and of Peter, 
the little white rabbit with the pink eyes, is truly an irreplaceable cog in '48's 
wheel! 

Sodality 1, 2 (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J B. Debating Society 1, 2; 
Elmata, Assistant Literary Editor; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle 
Francais 2, 3, 4; Literary Club 4; Liturgy Club 3, 4; Social Action; Delta Epsilon Sigma 



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Anna Mae Harttn, 

Springfield 

"The reason firm, the temperate will, 
Endurance, farsight, strength and s\ill." 

"[y^EET Anna Mae, our source of wisdom and delight, the first lady of the 
microscope and test tube, efficiency personified in any lab. Many of 
our senior hours were brightened and enlightened by the lively discussions 
held in Social Action under Martin's able direction. Stored among our memo- 
ries we find many of her cheerful anecdotes used to raise us from the depths 
of those blue books days. Is there anyone who hasn't heard of the I.R.C. 
conferences in Boston or that weekend trip with a stop at Pieronies? A literary 
lady of the first degree she discusses what should and should not be printed. 
A loyal friend, a girl to remember, success is yours, Anna Mae. 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; I.R.C. 3; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; M.J.B. Debating Society 4; 
Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1,2, 3, 4; Social Action (P) 

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3lnm>ttr A. Utrnjitarii, AM. 

Southbridge 

"Perseverance, dear my lord, ma\eth honor bright." 

/"VNE of '48's major claims to fame lies in this citizen of Southbridge, home 
town of Columbia's Bill Siwacki. But Josie comes into her own in the 
position of prie-dieu mover extraordinary! Wherever money was to be col- 
lected — Junior Prom bids or cap and gown fees — there she was on the run, 
always eager. As editor of the French paper, she made "Les Chuchotements" 
clearer than mere rustlings; as umpire of the outdoor softball games, she 
more often than not caused a small riot those spring evenings. Of any species 
of spectator sports, polkas, or maple-walnut cakes from the bakery down the 
hill, we make mention in the same breath with this rabid exponent of the 
simple life. 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, Chuchotements, Editor 4; Glee Club 1, 2; I.R.C. 
2, 3, 4, Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro I, 2 



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OferaUinu* E iErOIar%, KM. 

West Springfield 

"Worth, courage, honor, these indeed 
Tour sustenance and birthright are." 

GERRY, we know her as, usually reticent, sometimes vehement, but always 
logical! English major, par excellence, Thespian of a full four years 
experience on the boards of our own Veritas, and another member of the 
summer beach club (Quogue, L. I.), she can give you a detailed report on 
the most recent crisis of world affairs. History and the current books are her 
forte. By this time, too, she is well on the way to position of stockholder in 
Mr. Howard Johnson's chain. Since freshman days Gerry has been a faithful 
contributor to Tourmaline's pages. The purse strings of our class and Satur- 
day V.P. of the Social Action Club, she stands high in our ranks. 

Sodality; Class Treasurer 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; I.R.C. 3, 4; Le Cercle Francois 1, 2; 
Social Action (VP); Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 



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©ami GL mtfCtat, 

Aruba, W. I. 

"O bles.sed tuith temper, whose unclouded rdy 
Cd>i 7nul(e tomorrow cheerful as today." 

CAROL McCOART, our veteran of "tenement alley", brings to us from her 
home in the West Indies the spice of fun with which she has seasoned 
our four years at O. L. E. Tall, graceful, with an engaging smile and the 
features of Hepburn, Carol has more dates than she can handle on her week- 
ends. Her attempts at doing so afford hilarious amusement in the telling. 
Do you recall the Sophomore Elmata, Carol and that memorable character 
"Hank"? On the serious side, Carol takes to the chem-math combination, 
always emerging unscathed from lab sessions. As you sail to Aruba, Carol, 
our best "bon voyage" wishes go with you. 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, I.R.C. 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; 
Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 



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Holyoke 



"And this gracious maiden 
That wears a \oo\ so full of peace and hope." 



44T?OR it is Mary," this blue-eyed brunette with the shy pleasant smile 
whose quiet wit adds an interesting note to caf and inter-class con- 
versations. Her keen sense of humor and good judgment are appreciated 
by her large circle of friends and Holyoke commuters. For her specific field 
of study Mary has chosen the sciences and her interest in them knows no 
bounds. Reliable and industrious, she is wholly free of the slightest shade of 
ostentation. Mary also possesses the much enviable disposition of one being 
equally content abroad at a concert or movie, or at home in the quiet intimacy 
of the family circle. The world will be a happier home, Mary, because you 
dwell there. 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Social Action 



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Harum 3. Mtxt'm, 

Chicopee 

"She is herself of best things the collection." 

TJETITE dark-haired Marion is a vivacious member of the caf crowd and an 
enthusiastic follower of the Glee Club. With the sciences as her major 
and minor, she will vigorously protest the relative merits of the arts as com- 
pared with Chemistry. First in her heart is the lucky fellow whose beautiful 
diamond relegated our college tourmaline to her right hand. Her knack for 
the culinary art has produced many tasty morsels, eagerly sampled in the 
study hall. That quiet efficiency and tireless effort which are Marion's made 
our Cap and Gown banquet the pleasant memory it is. May you always 
reap a plentiful harvest of happiness throughout life's way, Marion! 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle Francais 1; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2, 3, 4; 
Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 4 



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I 

5(atl|lrai MetcMe. S.S>. 

Ware 

"Her vigil was with stars; her eyes bright with radiance of them." 

"V\7"E GIVE you the "Mr. Moto" of the class of '48. The Dramatic Club 
* ™ (where she earned the afore-mentioned reputation via black-rimmed 
harlequins), Glee Club, and Athletic Club all claim her for their own. Kay 
admits to an unusual fondness for Northampton, a battered pair of white moc- 
casins, any kind of poetry, and micro-chemistry. Tis said she is possessor 
of invaluable information concerning which boards of a certain corridor squeak 
and which don't. We hailed her as proud foster-mother of last year's Easter 
chicks whose christening in the power house was an event of no little impor- 
tance. This daughter of Ware is our perpetual motion personified, firm advo- 
cate of Hallowe'en pumpkins, Ware knitters, and snacks before bedtime. 

Sodality; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte 
Castellana 1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 



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Item Unrijak, KM. 

Westfield 



"Her eyes were deeper than the depth 
Of waters stilled at even." 



GIRL of amazing determination and a wealth of merriment is our Renee, 



unofficial member of Westfield's Chamber of Commerce. She is still 
unconvinced as to the superior merits of the indirect method in teaching a 
high school French class. But when it comes to the city of the Golden Gate 
and the scenic beauty of the redwood state, she sings a different song. Last 
year, "A Pretty Girl" was brought to life by her ingenious touch; we can even 
see the dancing silhouettes now. Amateur Schiaparelli, prospective photog- 
rapher's model, (we have it on good authority), and aspiring artist, she is the 
gayest of the grave old seniors. See her trip double-time down the hall! 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; La Corte Cat-tellana 2, 3, 4; Le Cercle 
Francois 1, 2, 3, 4; M J B. Debating Society 1, 2; Social Action 




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Isabel M. Mamha, KM. 

Porto Rico 

"Her eyes as stars of twilight fair; 
Li\e twilight too, her dus\y hair." 

\ DARK curly-haired senorita with large shining brown eyes flushed with 
^- interesting greenish-gold lights, a wide flashing smile, — our one and 
only Bessie comes to us from Porto Rico. She is a well-traveled person, having 
visited Europe and most of North and Central America but the Elms is where 
her heart is. We'll always remember her first day here, the newly acquired 
stateside slang always used at the right time to the wrong person, her in- 
triguing if slightly complicated love life and the endearing, "How do you 
say — ?" As president of La Corte Castellana, Bessie has been inspiration itself 
to those members eagerly desirous of attaining fluency. If all Porto Rican 
products are as lovely, your island must indeed be the Paradise you claim, 
Bessie. 

Sodality; Athletic Association 2, 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; IRC. 2, 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science 
Club 2; La Corte Castellana 2 (S), 3, 4 (P); Social Action; Verdeoro 2 



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Springfield 

"She wal\s with the angeh, there lies the secret of 
her beauty and her smile." 

T~"\ONT let that quiet look deceive you. Beneath that calm, beautiful and 
^ poised surface lurks a gay and tempestuous heart that we of '48 have 
grown to love. Everything about Mary is as artistic as the creations her 
nimble fingers have turned out for dances, Campus Communique, and Our 
Lady's bulletin. Art Editor of our Elmata, she has labored long and hard; 
but on the other side of the ledger, that contagious giggle after lights and 
those many feuds with the other "Scoop," will be irrevocably entered. Mary, 
if you give as much of yourself to the world as you have to the Elms, 'twill 
indeed be a better place to inhabit. 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmata, Art Editor; Eucharistic Committee, Chairman; 
Glee Club 1; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 (S), 4 (T) 



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Altrr HI. Unrtartg, $.§>. 

Chicopee Falls 
"Child of the muses and the moony 

CRUSADER, statesman, driving force of '48, we hail her. Surely N.F.C.C.S. 
could not have arrived nor survived here had she not nurtured it so well 
among us. As our official class spokesman, she attended the Toledo Con- 
ference last Spring; as truly representative of all our hidden ambitions, she 
visited Philadelphia this fall to witness the traditional headliner of the pig- 
skin world. No need to ask for whom she rooted! President of the Debating 
Club and, in fact, first lady of M.J.B., she is chief among those of us who 
could never discover where our precious hours vanish. This is Allie — our 
radio voice, narrator of the Christmas pageant, young lady who swears by 
afternoon tea and navy blue. 

Sodality; Elmata, Assistant Literary Editor; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. De- 
bating Society 1, 2, (S), 3 (VP), 4 (P); N.F.C.C.S., Chairman; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3, 4 



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Btzatotl? A. Hulgrnu, 1. 0. 

Woonsocket, R. I. 

"And when she chose to sport and play 
7\[o dolphin ever was so gay." 

/^O-OCCUPANT of that famous room No. 3, scene of many a pleasant 
gathering, before and after lights is Betty, another of little Rhody's gifts 
to the class of '48. Her ability as a hostess certainly served us well during 
these past four years. Sports played an important role in Betty's daily routine 
— basketball in the winter, archery and softball in the spring, swimming in 
the summer months and oh! those enjoyable fall weekends spent hunting 
pheasants. A serious student of the sciences, Betty manages to balance deftly 
extra-curricula activities as evidenced by faithful attendance at A Cappella 
and Glee Club, and the many artistic decorations turned out for dances and 
banquets. Where'er you walk, Betty, may skies be bright and blue! 

Sodality; A Cappella 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Chairman, Tea Dance 2; Glee 
Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Liturgy Club 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; Verdeoro 1, 2, 4 



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Newport, Rhode Island 

"Ah, star which is so surely bright, thou led us right." 

/^VNLY say gently, lor to speak of her is to speak of our class. Beloved presi- 
dent and omnipresent 'ex-officio' is Liz, from the city which also lays 
claim to Bailey's Beach. One of the old-faithfuls of the Glee Club soprano 
section and Athletic Club member of absolute standing, she is the fresh air 
fiend of the senior class — holding the record for a daily constitutional, come 
rain or shine. This year book staff numbers her among its midst; she be- 
longed to Elmscript, too. For this reason, there was no mentioning confidences 
in her hearingl Also to her credit are four years experience in chair moving 
and general clean-up jobs. Liz, — you might call her a lover of music that is 
classical. 

Sodality; Class President 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, M.J.B. Debating Society 
1, 2; Elmata, Associate Literary Editor; Liturgy Club; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 
1, 2; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2; Delta Epsilon Sigma 



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ilary ©. Mm, 1. 0. 

Springfield 

"Her gesture, motion and her smiles 
Her wit, her voice, my heart beguiles." 

T TATS off to Mary, our vivacious V. P.! She's our girl of sparkling eyes and 
winsome ways, hailed by underclassmen as well as seniors. Sincerity 
is her forte, popularity, her birthright. Memories of Mary would fill a book 
with unbelievable events that brought joy to all. We'll never forget that 
ultra-soprano rendition of "Carve Dat Possum", our Frank Sinatra of the Soph 
show, those dramatic portrayals on and off stage, the many trips in that new 
Studebaker, summers at the beach, a pair of blue dungarees with a history, a 
basket of apples on a summer night and a charm all her own. Here's to Mary, 
the treasure of the seniors and the love of O. L. E. 

Sodality; Class Vice-President; Athletic Association 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 4; I.R.C. 3; Msgr. 
Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 



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iiarg iane ©'ffllaUnj, 1. 

Lee 



"Her treadmg would not bend a blade." 



LITTLE lass with an angelic air, lean is the petite pleasure of O.L.E. A 



■*■ ^- girl of many talents, many interests and many friends, we've found 
she enjoys the snow-capped hills of the Berkshires and the melodious wealth 
of Tanglewood. Happy recipient of stacks of mail from a special friend, Jean's 
main interests now lie in the fair city of Worcester, particularly Tech. A 
science major with a future in the field of education, Mary Jane has discovered 
a unigue way of setting up apparatus in Organic Lab! May yours be an 
eternal youth, lean, sprung from a heart overflowing with love for humanity! 

Sodality; Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; Le Cercle Francais 1; Msgr. Doyle 
Science Club 1, 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 




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Aldenville 

"even so, forth springs 
From the bubbling fountain of her heart 
The poetry of life." 

TT'S Jackie for short, and very suited to her effervescent personality. Dancing 
blue eyes, curly brown hair, spontaneous laughter and sparkling smile 
are irresistible parts of this vivacious, versatile Miss. An ardent music lover, 
who never misses a concert or opera, she is an accomplished pianist in her 
own right. A knack for the unusual makes her self-made wardrobe a joy 
to behold. Her flair for the Spanish tongue has advanced her beyond mere 
practice teaching to Westover Field where the officers, to all reports, seem 
to have taken a revived interest in "Special Services," and in the latter branch 
here, her editorship of Las Hojas is not to be taken lightly. May life's sweetest 
harmonies ever sing in your heart! 

Sodality; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Las Hojas, Editor; Msgr. Doyle 
Science Club 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1 



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Springfield 

"True beauty dwells in deep retreats." 

A DEPTH beyond description, a personality felt by all, words are inade- 
^ quate in presenting our Georgia to you. Her interests are varied and 
diverse as the seasons of the year. A lover of poetry, predominately Sand- 
burg, and melodies touched with the beauty of the spirituals, she is both 
eveningtide and sunrise. With her talent for originality she might be the 
instigator of an impromptu picnic or a trip to the concert. You may find 
Georgia skiing down a snow-capped mountain or calmly discussing the latest 
dramatic production of the Great White Way. We will never forget our 
Sophomore production made famous by her patient directing. She has a 
flair for replacing gloom with joy wherever she may be and has come to the 
aid of many a harried underclassman. We'll always remember Georgia! 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2; I.R.C. 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2, 3 



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Anna iSnar Stgahar, A. 21. 

Willimansett 

"She is happy as a lover; and attired with sudden brightness, h\e one inspired." 

TN THE middle of sophomore year, a new member joined our class. Of 
medium stature with long brown hair and eyes that bespeak wonderment 
at all the newness about her, she established in short time her unique per- 
sonality in '48. Forthwith, she became the official and ever-willing chauffeur 
for every emergency, class or school, or for those four-thirty to six-thirty trips 
for the residents. Her major-minor selections are the languages of Shakespeare 
and Moliere. Her ability as a journalist is evident from her contributions to 
Elmscript, Tourmaline and Chuchotements. We are so glad you came, Anna 
Rose; we cherish your friendship. May happiness and success attend upon 
you! 

Sodality; Elmata, Assistant Literary Editor; Elmscript 4; Le Cercle Francais 2, 3, 4; Social 
Acion; Tourmaline 4 



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iKarij H. Rjjrot, A.*. 

Worcester 

"How beautiful the smile 
On beauty's brow, in beauty's eye.'' 

TEVER-DORMANT good nature, coupled with perpetual genialty account 
^ for the unusual popularity of Rynnie. Radiating laughter, vivid brown 
eyes, and attractive red hair distinguish our live wire social chairman in any 
gathering. Her English major and History minor are not so time absorbing 
that she cannot specialize in cheerful friendliness. A prominent figure in the 
memorable "epoch of '48", dorm life would be incomplete without her. Re- 
member how graphically she relayed to us the minutiae of Elizabeth's wed- 
ding. "Lots of fun for everyone" characterizes her spirit, and that's just what 
it has been, Rynnie. Your calm, spirited and pleasing personality will ever 
live in our hearts. May you continue on in success and happiness always! 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1; I.R.C. 2, 3, 4; La Corte Castellana 
1, 2; M.J.B. Debating Society 1; Social Action; Social Chairman 4 



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M<xvij ©. £rarot*U, KM. 

Worcester 

"Beauty, truth and rarity, grace in all simplicity." 

A NOTHER rooter for Worcester and the college on the hill, here is the 
cordial hostess of room nine — Mary. So often we marveled at the air 
with which she wears her clothes — truly as if she belonged on one of Vogue's 
pages. Her major choice, English, her chief interest, journalism and her goal, 
the staff of a newspaper, she pounded the typewriter many an hour for Elms 
publicity. Perhaps Mary is guiet, but oh, those still waters! Ardent bridge 
fan, great exponent of long walks in any weather, singer of Shakespeare's 
praises, and beloved disciple of progress under every guise, are words that 
try to describe her. After you have left us, only remember those Forest Park 
picnicsl 

Sodality; M.J.B. Debating Society 1; La Corte Castellana 1, 2, 3, 4; Social Action 



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H*atwr M. ^m, A.I. 

Chicopee Falls 

"Her voice was blit/ie, 
Her heart was light." 

T IFE of the study hall and charter member of the "Goose Gathering" Ellie 
' is the class harbinger of gay plans. In the social whirl she spins merrily 
from Holy Cross to Westover with non-stop breathlessness. Ellie of the pert 
nose, sparkling brown eyes and infectious giggle may be seen wandering 
the halls at any time with the clicking of those needles keeping time to her 
incessant chatter. It is not difficult to surmise her field of specialization since 
one often hears her guote from "Paradise Lost" or expound on Hellenic Cul- 
ture. A friend to cherish, her loyalty to the Elms is unguestionable. You are 
our gift to humanity, Ellie — despondency will have no place in your sphere 
of influence. 

Sodality; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; I.RC. 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 2; Social Action 

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Pittsfield 

"For here tit last u'd.s all I as\ed — 
Someone to call a friend." 

T7* YES that sparkle with a look of far away places (South America, in par- 
ticular) and lips which never fail to speak the praises of the famed Berk- 
shires only help to endear her to us. An ardent member of the "summer beach 
club", Pat will give advice, both professional and social, gratis, to future 
aspirants. She was this year's Morgenthau of the Science Club — that field 
of culture and test tubes wherein all her interests lie. Possessor of lipsticks, 
Florida oranges, and good books a' plenty, Pat's tuna furnished the fare for 
many an evening's merriment. Her pet peeve? Cats! We can still remember 
when she found one such harmless creature calmly sitting on her bed. Our 
wish for you — Rio de Janeiro! 

Sodality; Athletic Association 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 
3, 4 (T); I.R.C. 3; Social Action 



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Margaret A. SuUttran. A.l. 

Newport, Rhode Island 

"And heather, where her footsteps pass, the brighter seems." 

TT^ROM the summer home of the "four hundred" she hails, but admits to abso- 
lutely no family tie with the illustrious Timmy Sullivan of Bellevue 
Avenue. With teaching her true love and chosen career, could the youth of 
America be entrusted to more capable or willing hands? Chairman of the 
Literary Club, shining light of the Coffee Hour, she was a charter member of 
I.R.C. and has attended religiously our every M.J.B. debate. This half of the 
Newport duo would much rather walk than ride, never wears a kerchief in 
the rain, and disagrees violently with Mrs. Grant's views on matrimony. 
Allergic to smoke, lobster, movies, and tardiness for class is she — "Peg C 
My Heart." 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 1, 2; 
I.R.C. 2, 3 (VP), 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; Social Action; Verdeoro 1, 2 



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Harvard A. Irfamt, A.l. 



Holyoke 



"Her eyes the glow worm lend thee — ■ 
The shooting stars attend thee." 



'WINKLING eyes announce the presence of our Peg. At each dance, 



picnic, tea or coffee hour she has been called upon to direct or assist our 
refreshment committee because of her established reputation in the culinary 
art. Although Peg is one of the best-natured persons to be found anywhere 
she was truly merciless when collecting those I.R.C. dues. But, as in the case 
of everything she undertakes, her reward was the knowledge of a deed well 
done. The sparkle that emerged the night of the Christmas party enrolled 
Peg in our celebrated diamond circle. May your future happy be, with love 
as an unerring light, and joy its own security! 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; I RC. 2, 3 (T), 4 (T); Literary 
Club 4; La Corte Castellana 1, 2; MJ.B. Debating Society 1; Verdeoro 1 




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3loan 3G. Waisli A. ®. 

New York 

"She hath lived in summer thought 
As 1/ life's business were a summer mood." 

TT^ROM the heart of the big city comes the heart of our class. Literary light 
of no small reputation, Joan, as Chief Editor of the Tourmaline and As- 
sistant Editor of Elmata and Elmscript, has amazed us with the wide range of 
her contributions. As first lady of that exotic Junior Prom, treasurer of Le 
Cercle Francais, shuffleboard sharpshooter, loyal basketball fan and veteran 
Thespian of Verdeoro, Joan's poise and savoir-faire in every and any situa- 
tion are envied by all. Those shadow-shirking antics of her post-ten bohe- 
mian moods furnish treasured memories now, if hilarious moments then. The 
beloved personification of the aesthetic, our friend, companion and pride, 
Joan is as a song that "plays in all our hearts." 

Sodality; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmata, Assistant Literary Editor; Glee Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; I.R.C. 3; Le Cercle Francais 1, 2, 3, 4 (T); Literary Club 4; M.J.B. Debating Society 1; 
Social Action; Tourmaline, Editor-in-Chief; Verdeoro 1, 2; Delta Epsilon Sigma 



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Itrtfpnarg IK. UtrtaUa, 1. 




Manchester, Conn. 

"Behold her unalterable heart 
Emblem of faith untouched, miraculous attestation." 

/CONNECTICUT'S only, but a most worthy representative in the class of 
'48, is none other than our energetic secretary, Ruthmary. The perfect 
lady, par excellence, her virile protrayal of Aleric, the English lad in "Peg O' 
My Heart", pleasantly surprised us all. Neither are Rudy's powers limited 
to acting; she's a star varsity debater, ace columnist for Elmscript and a class 
A knitter in circle '48. The keynote of her personality is a determined will 
which came in very handy plowing through Chem Major. Need we remind 
you Rudy's chem interest is not just a passing fancy — her free time at Colby 
was spent auditing science classes. For you, Rudy, we know that success 
here is only a forerunner of that awaiting you. 

Sodality; Class Secretary 1, 2, 3, 4; Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4; Elmscript 3, 4; Glee Club 2; 
Le Cercle Francais 1, 2; M J.B. Debating Society 1, 2, 3, 4; Msgr. Doyle Science Club 1, 2, 
3, 4; Social Action; Delta Epsilon Sigma 



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Senior Directory 



AMBROSE, ELEANOR M. 

27 Monroe St., Springfield 
BLAIR, MARY ANN 

4 Prospect Ct., Northampton 
BORATYN, FRANCES A. 

47 Edgemere Ave., Whitinsville 
BORYCZKA, ANGELA T. 

16 Weston St., Indian Orchard 
BOURQUE, JEANNE M. 

Ill Pasadena St., Springfield 
BOUSQUET, ANNA-MAY 

76 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield 
BOWEN, MARGARET M. 

Providence St., So. Uxbridge 

P. O. Millville 

CANTY, CATHERINE M. 

120 Hampden St., Chicopee 
CONNORS, NATALIE A. 

2 Avon Place, Fitchburg 
COTTER, ROSEMARY E. 

84 Woodland St., Worcester 
COURTNEY, KATHLEEN M. 

110 Governor St., Springfield 
DALTON, ROSEMARIE C. 

21 Bartlett St., Westfield 
DesROSIERS, LORRAINE T. 

9 Orient St., Worcester 
DIGGINS, MARY E. 

16 Massachusetts Ave., Worcester 
DOWD, MARY ANNE 

118 Westford Circle, Springfield 
DRISCOLL, MARY J. 

825 Worthington St., Springfield 
EISENMANN, SARAH ANN M. 

61 Ventura St., Springfield 
FEHILY, M. PATRICIA 

326 South St., Pittsfield 
FINN, MILDRED M. 

44 Calumet Road, Holyoke 
FITZGERALD, CLARE E. 

49 Brooklyn St., North Adams 
GREGORY, BARBARA E. 

32 Kimball St., Chicopee 
HANNIGAN, RITA M. 

45 Dearborn St., Springfield 
HEAPHY, ANN L. 

208 Main St., Lee 
HOURIHAN, PATRICIA R. 

145 Pleasant St., Easthampton 
HURLEY, MARGARET E. 

50 Mooreland St., Springfield 
KELLEY, PATRICIA L. 

229 Bowles Park Ext., Springfield 
KLEINDIENST, MARY LOU 

203 Atwater Road, Springfield 
LYNCH, MARY ELLEN 

56 Underwood St., Springfield 
MACKEY, MARY FRANCES 

29 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge 



MADDEN, SHEILA B. 

5 South St., Florence 
MAHONEY, MARY T. 

13 Massasoit Place, Springfield 
MARSHALL, ANN M 

1 1 Jaques Ave., Worcester 
MARTIN, ANNA MAE 

19 Governor St., Springfield 
MAYNARD, JOSETTE A. 

Dresser Hill Farm, Charlton, P. O. Dudley 

McCarthy, geraldine e. 

43 Chestnut St., W. Springfield 
McCOART, CAROL G, 

C/o Lago Oil Co., Aruba, Curacao 

Netherlands, W. I. 

McMAHON, MARY ROSE 

18 Linden St., Holyoke 
MERCIER, MARION F. 

135 Newbury St., Chicopee 
METCALFE, KATHLEEN 

25 Prospect St., Ware 
MOCHAK, IRENE R. 

38 Taylor Ave., Westfield 
MORALES, ISABELLE M. 

3 Ashford St., Guayama, P. R. 
MORGAN, MARY E. 

77 Westford Circle, Springfield 
MORIARTY, ALICE M. 

52 Columba St., Chicopee Falls 
MULGREW, ELIZABETH A. 

76 Phoebe St., Woonsocket, R. I. 
MURPHY, ELIZABETH M. 

93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I. 
NELEN, MARY T. 

72 Carver St., Springfield 
O'MALLEY, MARY JANE 

164 West Park St., Lee 
PATRIE, B. JACQUELINE 

50 Chapel St., Aldenville 

P. O. Chicopee Falls 

RIGABAR, ANNA-ROSE 

851 Chicopee St., Willimansett 
RYNN, MARY M. 

34 Converse St., Worcester 
SCANNELL, MARY C. 

16 Belvidere Ave., Worcester 
SHEA, ELEANOR M. 

173 Broadway, Chicopee Falls 
STREET, PATRICIA J. 

201 Second St., Pittsfield 
SULLIVAN, MARGARET A. 

14 Russell Ave., Newport, R, I. 
URBON, MARGARET A. 

100 Jackson Parkway, Holyoke 
WALSH, JOAN 

37-31 79th St., Jackson Heights, N. Y. 
WIRTALLA, RUTHMARY 

39 Delmont St., Manchester, Conn. 



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"As we travel towards journey's end 
Beauty is ours, and her name is 'Friend'." 



The most joyous moments are those spent 
in our family midst. But here at the Elms 
we have become as one family and we, as 
the oldest, about to go forth to meet the 
world, leave a part of our hearts with our 
younger and dearly cherished sisters. The 
days we've spent with you have been 
happy ones, and we know as the cycle 
progresses from verdant freshmen, gay 
sophomores, jolly juniors, to grave old sen- 
iors, you will carry on the true and noble 
spirit that is uniquely the spirit of Our Lady 
of the Elms. 




Junior Class 



AIDICON, ELIZABETH A. 
BARRETT, BEATRICE V. 
BARRON, ELEANOR J. 
BLACK, M. NANCY 
CARLISLE, BETTY ANN 
CASEY, DOROTHY T. 
CONNELL, PATRICIA V. 
CORRINET, MARGUERITE T. 
CUMMINGS, SHIRLEY M 
FLYNN, ELIZABETH A. 
FORD, ELLEN M. 
GODDARD, HARRIET A. 
GOGGIN, MARY T. 
HALEY, FRANCES A. 
HAMILTON, ELIZABETH M 
HANNA, LOUISE M. 
HANNIGAN, ESTHER M. 
HOAR, MARION B. 
HURLEY, BARBARA M. 
JONES, ANNE F. 
KEATING, MAUREEN M. 
KEOUGH, RITA A. 
LA MOUNTAIN, ROSE MARIE 
LANGTON, ELEANOR T. 
LAWLER, MARIE E. 
LEROY, SHIRLEY M. 
LOGAN, MARILYN M, 
MacDONNELL, ANNA M. 
MALOY, MARY E. 
MANGAN, NADINE H. 
MARTIN, KATHLEEN A. 
MARTIN, MARY T. 
MEAGHER, BARBARA A 
MEEHAN, MARION T. 
MERRIGAN, MARY A. 
MORIN, IRENE T. 
MORRIER, ROBERTA I. 
MOYNIHAN, MICHAELYN E. 
MURPHY, K. MARIE 
MURPHY, RUTH A. 
NESBIT, MARGARET T. 
PRINGLE, BETTE F. 
ROONEY, VIRGINIA M. 
ROSCOE, FRANCES E 
RYAN, CLARE E. 
SAVOIT, NORMA M. 
SAWTELLE, CLARA M. 
SPELLMAN, RUTH A. 
STREET, CAROLINE A. 
VECCHIA, HELEN M. 
ZAK, MILDRED A. 



272 Sanders St., Athol 
192 Main St., Monson 
68 Mendon St., Uxbridge 
36 Woodland Rd., Auburn 
6 Church St., South Barre 
97 Castle St., Great Barrington 
294 Sumner Ave., Springfield 
79 Richmond Ave., Pittsfield 
Parkerville Rd., Southville 
35 Buel St., Pittsfield 
11 Atherton St., Quincy 
22 Capron St., Uxbridge 
119 Ranney St., Springfield 
Monson Rd., Palmer 
R.F.D. No. 1, North Adams 
45 Ellsbree St., Chicopee 
115 Pleasant St., Worcester 
1120 Worthington St., Springfield 
47 Leyfred Terrace, Springfield 
23 Fairview Ave., Belmont 
323 Nottingham St., Springfield 
875 N. E. 92nd St., Miami, Fla. 
124 Littleton St., Springfield 
93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I. 

395 Elm St., Northampton 
11 Church St., Cheshire 
36 Palmyra St., Springfield 
34 Lenox St., Springfield 
666 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield 
102 Piedmont St., Worcester 
44 Ridgeway Ave., Pittsfield 

19 Governor St., Springfield 
199 Belmont Ave., Springfield 

15 Morris St., Westfield 
10 Barlow Ave , North Adams 
146 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee 
100 Briggs St., Easthampton 
66 Maple Road, Longmeadow 
10 Wyckoff Ave., Holyoke 
93 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, R. I. 

47 Forest Place, Pittsfield 
165 East Main St., North Adams 
452 Chandler St., Worcester 
61 Everett St., Springfield 

20 Itendale St., Springfield 
215 King St., Springfield 

119 Firglade Ave., Springfield 
860 Eastern Ave., Schenectady, N. Y. 

201 Second St., Pittsfield 
89 Main St., Lee 
112 Third St., Turners Falls 



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C. Ryan, M. Maloy, R. Morrier, R. Murphy, M. Logan, E. Pringle, F. Roscoe. 

M. Nesbit, C. Street, N. Savoit, I, Morin, K. Martin, M. Merrigan, M. Murphy, M. Moynihan. 

A. MacDonnell, M. Meehan, N. Mangan, M. Martin, H. Vecchia, R. Spellman, M. Zak, V. Rooney, 



B. Meagher. 



CLASS OFFICERS 



President 
RUTH A. MURPHY 

Vice-President 
LOUISE M. HANNA 

CLASS FLOWER: Red Rose 



Treasurer 
MARILYN M. LOGAN 

Secretary 
BEATRICE V. BARRETT 

CLASS COLORS: Red and White 



Junior Journal 

Arrive, unpac\ . . . oh, what confusion! 
"Mary?" " 'Course! I'm no illusion." 

It was September again — the 17th of the month — and the "Fortyniners" were 
back at the Elms. It seemed such a short time ago when we had been the 
verdant freshmen and now our junior year lay before us. If we could have 
only seen what was between the black and white of the printed school 
calendars and those new schedule cards! 



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R. Keough, D. Casey, B. Barrett, L. Hanna, E. Hannigan, S. Leroy. 

M. Keating, F. Haley, A. Jones, E. Langton, S. Cummings, B. Carlisle, E. Aidicon, M. Goggin. 

P. Connell, E. Ford, M. Corrinet, E. Hamilton, N. Black, E. Barron, H. Goddard, B. Hurley, E. Flynn, M. Hoar. 

Freshman sisters, lost and blue, 
Don't you let them worry you . . . 

Elms Night saw the end of our freshman sisters' plight. After a week of wield- 
ing their solemn authority over the poor frosh, the Seniors turned to more 
serious matters as the entire student body spent a few days with God during 
Spiritual Retreat. Then, while the campus was still bright with autumn's 
color, on Cap and Gown Sunday we saw the 

Seniors hold their heads so high 

As capped and gowned they filed by. 
The auditorium was filled that day with the proud relatives and friends of our 
Seniors who were wearing the academic cap and gown for the first time. 
As the weeks passed, we became accustomed to seeing them thus garbed. 
"As the weeks passed — " Didn't they rather fly? We had scarcely caught 
our breath after November guarterlies and Thanksgiving vacation when 
December was here with 

Christmas music, drama, too, 

Santa Claus and gifts for you! 
The night of the Christmas party is one that always stands out above the 
others and almost shakes hands with the night of the Junior Prom. After the 
holiday fun of the Christmas season, the winter months lengthened from 
January into February and soon — 



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Remember all the starlit gym 
Wherein you danced with Bill or Tim? 
After weeks of busy preparation, the Junior Prom was the highlight of the 
year. It was the best climax of an anticipation we had felt for more than two 
years. The night of the Prom was our night because we had made it a night 
every girl will remember! The Juniors were again in the spotlight when 
Elmscript's Fashion Show made the headlines for style and audience appeal. 
But soon March was "on the march." Yet she called a standstill in the midst 
of Lenten observances and a Sunday was set aside for the Father-Daughter 
Banquet. £)dd was here, your special guest. 

"Of all the years, why this was best!" 
Yes, Fathers, this was the best year. Junior year seemed to add an extra 
frosting of happiness to all our activities. Though winter was reluctant to 
leave, spring at last covered the earth with the green and colorful beginnings 
of summer. May brought apple blossoms for the grotto trees and welcomed 
our mothers who were the guests of the day. Something new had been 
added — We invited our mothers to a banquet! 

Commencement wee\ in early ]une . . . 

The year is over? 7\ow? So soon? 
We awoke one day in June to find ourselves in a whirlwind of commencement 
week activities. We wondered what the Seniors were thinking about during 
those days — no more registration for them. They were beginning a new phase 
of their lives. We, as Juniors, for the last time made up a large part of that 
audience which applauded the girls in caps and gowns Next June we shall 
be the actors on the stage set by Commencement Week and Graduation! 

Roberta I. Morrier 




"There were stars in the s\y 
Except for the few that were there in your eyes." 

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Sophomore Class 



ALBANO, BARBARA ]. 

78 Pleasantview Ave., Longmeadow 
ASH, THERESA A. 

29 Walnut St., Thompsonville, Conn. 
AYERS, GRACE D. 

186 Chestnut St., East Longmeadow 
BASTIEN, BARBARA A. 

30 Southworth St., Williamstown 
BLACK, MARION E. 

83 Jamaica St., Springfield 
BRAULT, JEANNE F. 

58 Gillette Ave., Springfield 
BURNS, ELEANOR M 

93 Ridge Ave., Pittsfield 
CARLISLE, BARBARA M. 

6 Church St., South Barre 
CARTIER. VIOLETTE L. 

53 St. Louis Ave., Willimansett 
CASAVAN, MARY P. 

McCarthy Ave., Cherry Valley 
CAVANAUGH, MARGARET A. 

729 Hampden St., Holyoke 
CONNELLY, MARY J. 

1215 Hampden St., Holyoke 
CONNORS, MARY C. 

144 Skeele St., Willimansett 
COSTA, MARY H. 

11 Lucas Ave., Newport, R. I. 
CREVIER, EVELYN 

42 High St , Chicopee Falls 
DAVIS, ELAINE A. 

Mowry St., Harrisville, R. I. 
DAVIS, MARY JEAN 

Lenox Road, Lee 
DENT, JACQUELINE A. 

462 Maple St., Holyoke 
DONOVAN, GERTRUDE F. 

90 Richmond Ave., North Adams 
DONOVAN, GRACE M. 

50 Daisy Ave , Floral Park, N. Y. 
DOOLEY, ELEANOR R. 

43 Oak Ave., Belmont 
FERNANDEZ, ROSITA M. 

81 Sol St., Ponce, P. R. 
FOOTIT, NANCY 

140 Massachusetts Ave., Springfield 
FRAWLEY, MILDRED J. 

53 Central St., Turners Falls 
GIBLIN, DORIS M. 

322 Commonwealth Ave., Springfield 
HESSIAN, JOSEPHINE 

73 Center St., Windsor Locks, Conn. 
HOLDA, ALICE A. 

Hampden Road, Monson 
HUGHES, JANE H. 

130-48 226th St., Laurelton, N. Y. 
JASPER, MARGARET M. 

85 Florence St., Worcester 
JETTE, VIRGINIA R. 

19 Calder St., Pawtucket, R. I. 
KNIGHT, CAROL J. 

569 Springfield St., Feeding Hills 
LIVELY, MARGARET A. 

8 South Maple St., Shelburne Falls 
MAGNER, MARIE A. 

40 Vista St , Pittsfield 
MAGNER, MARY E. 

24 Church St., Pascoag, R. I. 



MANNING, MARGUERITE 

28 Girard Ave., East Longmeadow 

McDonnell, clare a. 

196 Nonotuck Ave., Chicopee 
McNAMARA, MARY JANE 

2745 Overbrook Terrace, Ardmore, Pa. 
McNAMEE, ANN T. 

25 Lincoln St., Spencer 
McSWEENY, MARY H. 

72 Henry Ave., Pittsfield 
MINER, JEAN E. 

Pleasant Terrace, Ware 
MONGIELLO, YVONNE L. 

102— 23rd St., Sycaway, Troy, N. Y. 
MULLER, MARY LOU 

30 Easton Ave., Pittsfield 
MURRAY, MARY H. 

21 Hopkins Place, Longmeadow 
NOLAN, MARY A. 

638 Ashland St., North Adams 
NUGENT. MARY HELEN 

14 Dilla St., Milford 
OOONNELL, GERTRUDE A. 

9 Myrtle St., Northampton 
O'HEARN, MARY I. 

214 Francis Ave., Pittsfield 
O'MALLEY, MARY J. 

479 Newbury St , Springfield 
POLANCO, ROSALIA D. 

31 Gautier Benites, Caguas, P. R. 
PORRATA, JUDITH M. 

Enrique Gonzalez 42, Guayama, P. R. 
POSCO, FRANCES M. 

56 Rainville Ave., Fitchburg 
PROVENCHER, ANNE V. 

136 North St., North Adams 
ROY, JOAN C. 

297 Springfield St., Springfield 
SCANNELL, ANN C. 

16 Belvidere Ave., Worcester 
SCOTT, MARGARET A. 

91 Elm St., Pittsfield 
SHANAHAN, MARY 

13 K St., Turners Falls 
SHAW, ELIZABETH A 

312 Eaale St., North Adums 
SHEA, MARGARET F. 

63 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg 
SHEA, MARIETTA G. 

44 Dorchester St., Springfield 
SKERRY, PAULINE M 

26 Epworth St., Worcester 
SPRING, MARY RUTH 

350 Country Club Drive, Southern Pines, N. 
SWORDS, CHRISTINE M. 

42 Granville St., Springfield 
TIERNEY, PATRICIA A. 

20 So. Merriam St., Pittsfield 
TURNER, CONSTANCE T. 

56 Noel St., Springfield 
WALINSKI, HELEN A. 

Belmont Ave., Monson 
WALSH, EVELYN P. 

146 Thompson St., Springfield 
WALSH, MARILYN R. 

30 Hill St., Webster 



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M. Cavanaugh, M. McSweeney, B. A. Shaw, C. McDonnell, M. Costa, C. Turner, A. Scannell, F. Poscoe, 
P. Skerry. 

M. O'Maley, C. Knight, Mary Magner, G. O'Connell, R. Polanco, J. Porrata, B. Bastien, R. Fernandez, 
M. Nolan, J. Brault, M. Murray, M. Black. 

E. Crevier, M. Walsh, C. Swords, J. Miner, P. Tierney, M. H. Nugent, A. McNamee, E. Davis, Marietta Shea, 
H. Walinski, Marie Magner, J. Roy, E. Jones, M. R. Spring, M. Jean Davis, Margaret Shea. 




CLASS OFFICERS 



President 



Secretarx 



MARY H. COSTA 



CONSTANCE T. TURNER 



Vice-President 



Treasurer 



clare a. McDonnell 



MARY J, CONNELLY 



CLASS COLORS: Maroon and Silver 



CLASS FLOWER: Gardenia 



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E. Dooley, E. Burns, J. Dent, G. Donovan, M. Connelly, V. Cartier, M. Casavan, M. Frawley. 

J. Hughes, M. Scott, M. I. O'Hearn, B. Carlisle, J. Hessian, N. Footit, M. Connors, M. Jasper, V. Jette, 
D. Giblin. 

V. Harnois, Y. Mongiello, M. Lively, M. Jane McNamara, E. Walsh, M. L. Miller, G. Donovan, A. Holda, 
T. Ashe, G. Ayers, M. Shanahan. 

Sophomore Scrapbook 

Lights out and all is quiet in the dorm. Moonbeams lightly trace the letters 
on my well-filled scrapbook and all thoughts of sleep are banished as bound- 
ing out of bed I once again eagerly relive my year as a gay young sophomore. 
A cancelled railroad ticket brings memories of September 17th and our 
nonchalant registration that flagrantly displayed before the obvious freshmen 
the at-home attitude of oldtimers. A feather stolen from an unsuspecting Indian 
and a teepee place card make those ear-splitting wahoos of Initation Week 
re-echo through the halls. Turning the pages, cherished memories of the 
spiritual retreat under the inspirational direction of Fr. Harney, impressive 
Cap and Gown ceremony of our beloved sister class and the gay Elmata, 
harbinger of the social whirl, have each a special place. 

My eyes rest longest on this page — the Hallowe'en party, first sophomore pro- 
duction. The fun we had staging our dream travelogue, those clever center 
pieces and most effective decorations are all so clear and dear. We indeed 



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proved ourselves worthy hostesses of O.L.E.! Next, the traditional Christmas 
celebration with only a small green streamer to symbolize such a big occa- 
sion — but the seniors' carolling, the manger scene, those old hymns rendered 
by the Glee Club, Santa Claus and, naturally, the tree, are indelibly printed 
on memory's page. 

What's this, saucily sticking out? — a mid-term report card, mute reminder 
of those needless hours of blue-book blues. A pressed corsage and a star 
release a flood of heavenly moments enjoyed dancing at the biggest social 
event of the year, the junior prom! But enough of this dreaming and mooning 
over a dance. Here's the Clark-Elms varsity basketball game. Lose we did, 
but next year we'll profit by experience and we still have that unquenchable 
Elms spirit that made the game a game for both players and spectators. 

What! Another pressed flower? And from the man in my life, too! Still 
fragrant evidence of one of the nicest days on the school calendar it signifies 
another Father-Daughter reception with the spirit of proud Dads and adoring 
Daughters undampened by inconsiderate New England weather. Only a few 
pages remain — a picture of girls in gowns and fellows in tuxedos represents 
the successful combined concert of the Boston and Elms College Glee Clubs; 
a program as light as the breath of spring itself is surrounded by the glow 
of special memories connected with our May Spring Formal, and a few daisies 
entwined with ivy conjure up that recent academic procession of commence- 
ment week. 

Tomorrow is graduation and I needs must get some sleep if I want to be 
at my best. One more class leaves the Elms and we have grown to love them 
all, but how glad I am that this is only 1948 and there are for me two more 
wonderful years at the college of all our hearts. 

Patricia A. Tierney 




This is Station W.O.L.E. 



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Freshman Directory 



AKEY, JOANN S. 

44 Linden Ave., Greenfield 
BAKER, ELLEN D. 

55 Ranney St., Springfield 

BALLOU, JEAN P. 

35 West Main St., Ware 
BEAUDIN, PHYLLIS M 

57 Lincoln St., Spencer 
BOURDEAU, THERESE G. 

891 Chestnut St., Springfield 
BOWEN, MARGARET M. 

910 Main St., Worcester 
BRADY, HELENE T. 

75 Ely Ave., West Springfield 
BRESNAHAN, MARY A. 

94 Beacon Ave., Holyoke 
BRIGADA, ROSE J. 

67 St. James Ave., Chicopee Falls 
BURNS, MARILYN L. 

93 Ridge Ave., Pittsfield 
CAPORALE, HELEN M. 

27 Colchester St., Springfield 
CLARK, ELIZABETH L. 

784 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield 
CONLIN, RUTH M. 

19 Fulton St., Glen Falls, N Y. 
CORLEY, TERESA A 

200 West St., Holyoke 
CORMIER, MARILYN J. 

138 Tenth St., Leominster 
DALY, JEAN E 

38 Lenox Ave., Pittsfield 
DANIELS, ROSEMARY E. 

21 Hall Place, Pittsfield 
DANSEREAU, JEANNE M. 

41 Springside Ave., Pittsfield 
DesROCHERS, LUCILLE A. 

603 Grattan St., Chicopee Falls 
DOHERTY, EILEEN F. 

93 Wait St., Springfield 
DONNELLY, BERNICE F. 

48 Thomson Place, Pittsfield 
DOOLING, MARGARET M. 

37 Frederick St., North Adams 
DUPUIS, THERESE M. 

52 Casino Ave. .Chicopee 
DUVAL, BEATRICE E. 

642 Chicopee St., Willimansett 
EBERLE, KATHERINE J. 

120 Elm St., Pittsfield 
EICHORN, BARBARA A. 

39 Crandall St., Adams 
FINN, BARBARA J. 

1823 Northampton St., Holyoke 
FINNEGAN, ANNE M. 

8 Irene St., Worcester 
FRANK, MARY K. 

47 Beverly St., Pittsfield 
GARDE, BARBARA J. 

32 Lebanon St., Springfield 



GILL, MARY P. 

248 Pine St., Springfield 
GORMAN, MADELINE C. 

16 Erastus St., Providence, R I. 
HENNESSEY, ELIZABETH A. 

156 North St., Ludlow 
HOURIHAN, MAUREEN C. 

145 Pleasant St., Easthampton 
JOSEPH, GENEVIEVE R. 

64 Milk St., Fitchburg 
KATTAR, EILEEN M. 

352 Lowell St., Lawrence 

KELLETT, RITA A 

43 Pleasant St., Milford 
KELLY, HELEN T. 

6 Village St., Worcester 
KUHAR DOROTHEA T. 

405 Washington St., 

Forestville, Conn. 
LaPLANTE, JOAN F. 

4 Wyola Drive, Worcester 
LARKIN, ANN E. 

19 Greenbrier St., Springfield 
LOBI.EY, TERESA M. 

Poplar St., Montague City 
LYNCH, ARLENE M 

79 Aquidneck Ave., 

Portsmouth, R. I. 
LYNCH, MARIANNE C. 

22 Healy St., West Springfield 
MAHER, MARIE T. 

16 Maple St., Hopedale 
MATARESE, EVELYN A. 

744 Manton Ave., Providence, R. I. 
MARTOWSKI, PAULINE M. 

24 Northwood St., Chicopee 

McCarthy, joan m. 

Van Horn Park, Springfield 
MICKELSON, IRENE J. 
784 Roosevelt Ave., 
Pawtucket, R. I. 

MILLEA, BARBARA A. 

Mountain View St., Springfield 
MOLTER, LORRAINE B. 

40 Franklin Rd., Fitchbi:.g 
MOYI.AN, CATHERINE T. 

50 Fairview Ave., Chicopee 
MOYLAN, MARY J. 

50 Fairview Ave., Chicopee 
MULLIN, MURIEL P. 

Pleasant St , Rochdale 
MURPHY, MARGUERITE T. 

i 24 Mooreland St., Springfield 
NAGLE, FLORENCE M. 

23 Westernview St., Springfield 
NAGLE, KATHLEEN A. 

50 Cottage Place, 
Waterbury, Conn. 

O'BRIEN, ELIZABETH A. 
68 William St., Pittsfield 



O'KEEFE, PATRICIA M. 
338 North Main St., 
Woonsocket, R. I. 

O'MELIA, CLAIRE N. 

11 Relant St., Middleboro 
O'NEIL, MARY B. 

274 Main St., Cherry Valley 
O'SHEA, JEANNE M. 

218 Crescent St., Northampton 
PEPIN, JEANNE L. 

171 Rimmon Ave., Chicopee 
PRENDERGAST, DOROTHY M. 

50 Noblehurst Ave., Pittsfield 
REED, NANCY M. 

851 Cedar St, Alameda, Calif. 
REILLY, BARBARA A. 

12 Gould St., Ware 
ROY, BEVERLY ANN 

87 Livingston Ave., Pittsfield 
SARGENT, PAULINE L. 

30 Vernon St., Greenfield 
SCAFFIDI, MARY A. 

1804 Hone Ave., New York, N. Y. 
SHEA, BARBARA A. 

12 Silverwood Terrace, 

South Hadley 
SHEA, JOAN M. 

West Main St., Millbury 
SHEA, JOANNE E. 

125 Caseland St., Springfield 
SHEA, MARY A. 

42 Naomi St., Chicopee Falls 
SULLIVAN, ANNE T. 

903 Liberty St., Springfield 
SULLIVAN, FRANCES E. 

263 Hampden St., Chicopee 
SULLIVAN, JUNE M. 

State St., Granby 
SYNER, GRACE M. 

43 Massachusetts Ave., Springfield 

SZIRACKY, MARION E. 

202-08—32 Ave., Bayside, N. Y. 
TANNER, JEAN M. 

94 Preston Drive, Cranston, R.I. 
TRAINOR, MARY T. 

3 Hobson Ave., Worcester 
VAUGHAN, JOAN M. 

43 Bull St., Newport, R. I. 
VIGEANT, RUTH E. 

12 Lester St., Springfield 
VOLLINGER, HELEN T. 

North Farms Rd., Northampton 
WALSH, MARY T. 

45 Pleasant St., Waltham 
WARD, MARY E. 

Purgatory Rd., Middletown, R. I. 
WILLISTON, JOAN M. 

22 Dell Place, Springfield 
ZITER, KATHLEEN M. 

36 Cady St., North Adams 



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P. O'Keefe, Joanne Shea, F. Sullivan, M. Ward, J. O'Shea, H. Vollinger, K. Ziter, M. Scaffidi. 
J. Vaughan, M. Sziracky, P. Sargent, C. O'Melia, B. Roy, J. Sullivan, M. Shea, J. Pepin, J. Tanner, M. O'Neil. 
G. Syner, R. Vigeant, M. Walsh, A. Sullivan, N. Reed, Joan Shea, B. Shea, B. Riley, J. Williston, M. Trainor, 
D. Prendergast. 

CLASS OFFICERS 

President Secretary 
MARGARET M. BOWEN HELENE BRADY 

Vice-President Treasurer 
BEVERLY A. ROY MARGUERITE T. MURPHY 

CLASS FLOWER: Bachelor Button CLASS COLORS: Blue and Silver 

Freshman Fabric 

As freshman year draws to a close, let us retrace the design of the fabric 
which is the commencement of the pattern to be woven by us during our 
four years at the Elms. On September 17, some ninety freshmen gathered on 
the campus of Our Lady of the Elms, and with natural misgivings began to 
create the rich tapestry of college life. Memorable date! ! On that day we 
met the girls with whom we were to live, laugh, work, and pray for four years. 
The tapestry was to be a mosaic design, a blending of four score and ten 
individual talents and personalities. 

The many-hued threads of our personalities and talents were, however, some- 
what covered over by the loud-colored Indian blankets and flaming feathers 



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M. Maher, R. Kellett, M. Hourihan, C. Moylan, M. Moylan, M. Gorman, E. Kattar, K. Nagle. 

G. Joseph, J. McCarthy, E. Hennessey, T. Lobley, E. Matarese, E. O'Brien, J. LaPlante, P. Martowski, M. Murphy. 
B. Millea, A. Larkin, L. Molter, M. Lynch, I. Mickelson, D. Kuhar, H. Kelly, M. Gill, A Lynch, M. Mullen. 

we were obliged to wear on our campus-reservation during Initiation Week. 
Our weaving was oft interrupted by a peremptory "Make that bedl Sing! 
Dust!" or the ominous questionnaire, "What time is it?" "How do you address 
a Senior?" As a result, a scrutinizing look at the warp will reveal slight 
imperfections, knots, snags and even wisps of dust. After this week of hazing, 
hectic for freshmen, but no doubt happy for seniors, Elms Night continued the 
series of bright threads which were to be woven into an intricate pattern. 
Our war-whoops, a convenient disguise for the trepidation preceding the 
official initiation, were changed to shouts of delight at the grand finale of the 
week when, from the mezzanine in the foyer, seniors tossed the freshman caps 
into outstretched hands below. How well those vivid green and gold fibers 
blend in the ensemble! 

The heavier thread which needs must form the foundation of any material 
of quality was woven through the texture with our first spiritual retreat 
together. 

On October twenty-sixth, a darker tint was merged with the gayer hues 
when a freshman's dream of four years ago became a reality and each senior, 
from priestly hands, received a precious bundle bound with green and gold — 
her black cap and gown. 

The gaiety of the Sophomore Hallowe'en Party shed little rays of light on 
our tapestry and a colorful touch was added with the Junior-Freshman Tea — 



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T. Corley, M. Dooling, M. Bresnahan, T. Dupuis, B. Duval, B. Eichorn, E. Doherty, K. Frank, R. Brigada, 

B. Garde. 

P. Beaudin, J. Daly, M. Cormier, H. Brady, J. Ballou, K. Eberly, B. Clarke, R. Daniels, T. Bordeaux, E. Baker. 
M. Bowen, R. Conlin, L. Des Rochers, J. Akey, B. Desrosiers, B. Finn, B. Donnelly, J. Dansereau, H. Caporale, 
M. Burns, A. Finnegan. 

a friendly gesture of our sister class feting us in a fine and formal way. 

As the child seeking the aid of her mother with her first attempts at needle- 
work, so also we frosh, at our reception into the Sodality, sought the guidance 
of our Spiritual Mother with the hope that our pattern would grow in beauty 
and design under her protective mantle of blue. 

The red and green of the merry Christmas Party found ready contrast with 
the somber grey of semester exams. We supplied the warp and woof to our 
fabric on February eleventh when we elected as class officers, Margaret 
Bowen, Beverly Roy, Helene Brady, and Marguerite Murphy. 

A rosy glow of remembrance is interlaced in our design in the form of the 
Elmata — our first college dance. Every frosh was thrilled and can we be 
blamed if a few daydreams have slipped into our pattern?; the sports dance — 
and more daydreams; the junior prom where we gathered those sparkling 
specks of Stardust you see glistening. 

On examining our tapestry, we found it could be enhanced by a little fine 
embroidery to express sincere and heartfelt gratitude to parents. The design 
took shape in Father-Daughter and Mother-Daughter banguets. 

Only thus far has the pattern of our college life been woven. May the future 
but add to the richness and brilliance of our freshman fabric! 

Lorraine B. Molter 



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reshman Initiation 

Tom'toms, tomahawks, 

Sounds and sights to see, 
Seniors served by Sioux, — 

This at O.L.E. 

When the class of '48 returned to the Elms in September as the exalted 
Seniors, one thought was uppermost — this is our year! And what more 
auspicious beginning could we have had than the traditional initiation of 
freshmen carried on in our own inimitable — if slightly erratic — style. Picture 
these stately grounds suddenly reverted into an Indian Reservation with 
braves and squaws colorfully arrayed in blankets and moccasins, equipped 
with menacing tomahawks and emitting sounds heard only in the best of 
Hop-a-long Cassidy adventures. The class of '51 made more realistic and 
evasive Indians than the famed former inhabitants of Chicopee. Our slightest 
whim was their command and Oh — to relive once more a week of complete 
relaxation — an Indian to fan us as we read, carry our purses downtown, make 
our beds and lullaby us to sleep, and most of all, to inflate our egos to the 
bursting point by telling us expressively, if insincerely, what wisdom, culture, 
poise and savoir-faire were uniquely ours. 

Who killed the noble Mudjokivis? This tongue-twisting theme of the initia- 
tion caused many a sleepless hour for the harried freshmen who just couldn't 

seem to memorize. But 
Elms Night was the cli- 
max. A feast fit for the 
kings was held in their 
honor and later we ad- 
journed to the auditorium 
where for the last time 
these vivacious Indians 
were to be at our mercy. 
And merciless we were as 
initiation antics made the 
hall ring with laughter. 
Good fellowship was the 
keynote and if during the 
week senior scowls were 
the bane of a poor fresh- 
man's existence, now sen- 
ior smiles are tenderly di- 
rected at these new-found 
friends and good sports, 
the not-so-verdant fresh- 
men of O.L.E. 

Wdhoo.' "Wahoo! 

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mb (ftltths 



"There is no beauty so refining 
As men in mutual li\es combining." 



Extra-curricular events have comprised a 
goodly portion of college days. Banded to- 
gether in clubs and societies that give 
added zest to our mutual interests we have 
broadened immeasurably our mental hori- 
zons. Concerts to inspire our souls, de- 
bates and conferences to enflame our 
ideals, plays to delight our spirits, lectures 
to intensify our thoughts and the most 
varied activities, physical, cultural and 
spiritual, formed memorable dates on the 
college agenda. Friendships thus deeply 
rooted in common ground will flourish for 
time immemorial and enrich the lives of 
those who share them. 




Spiritual Retreat 

Our spiritual retreat here at the Elms 
is an integral part of every year. These 
three days of silence in which our 
thoughts become untangled, our minds 
are freed from worldly affairs, and our 
souls achieve an exalting union with God, 
are days of preparation and fortification 
for the issues to be met during life. Thus 
the retreat is given first place among our 
activities, for without the ideals fostered 
through it, all others would lose flavor. 

This fall we had as retreat-master the 
Rev. James Harney, S.J., who in thrice- 
daily conferences and personal visits 
directed our thoughts along channels 
Rev. James Harney, S.J. never before explored by us. "A retreat 

is a council of war," Father stated at 
the outset, "in which we plot the defeat of our enemies, the world, the flesh 
and the devil, by planning all for the greater honor and glory of God." It is 
with sincerity and gratitude that we acknowledge the fact that, if God's propa- 
gandists were all as capable as Father Harney, the world would be far more 
conscious of the only important and worthwhile battle to be fought, that batttle 
whose victory means eternal happiness. 

Our three-day council of war gave us an opportunity to consult with our 
Commander-in-Chief, in order to discard any bad tactics used heretofore and 
concentrate on the new stratagem of overcoming evil by true Christian living, 
basing our attack on the prime mcxim, "I must love God above all things and 
my neighbor as myself, for the love of Him." 

But how are we to do battle against such seemingly insurmountable odds in 
the world today? We have the atomic bomb of the immaterial to sound victory 
for us when we make proper use of the greatest weapon known to mankind — 
prayer. "More things are wrought by prayer" — but prayer is not just a 
separate part of our lives reserved for Sundays and holydays, for unless it is 
an innate part of every act, then it is as ineffective as a key faltering on the 
edge of a keyhole or yeast lying beside the bread dough. 

However, as in any war, the malicious propaganda of the enemy has begun 
to infiltrate our ranks. The flagrancy of sin and its outgrowth, hatred, are 
sufficient evidence of the wiles of the enemy. Therefore, our immediate aim 
must be to attack this malignant growth with every ounce of desire for good 
that is in 'us. The tide of battle must be turned in our favor. The world is in 
desperate need of the love of neighbor which is our battle-cry. Let us go forth 
armed spiritually and morally with the ideals of the brotherhood of man and 
overcome with good works the havoc that has been wrought by evil deeds. 




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Our Lady's Sodality 




Prefect 
ANN M. MARSHALL 

Vice-Prefect 
ELIZABETH A. AIDICON 



Secretary 
CAROL J. KNIGHT 

Treasurer 
MARGARET E. HURLEY 



The Sodality of Our Lady forms the focal point around which all other 
activities revolve. Combining both the spiritual and the social, this organiza- 
tion concerns itself with everything from the daily rosary to the spring formal. 
For efficiency's sake the Sodality functions are divided into six sections with 
committees to supervise them. The devotion of the perpetual rosary here on 
campus has revived and survived due to the tireless efforts of Our Lady's Com- 
mittee under the chairmanship of Josette Maynard. The artistic talents of mem- 
bers of the Eucharistic Committee and their chairman, Mary Morgan, have 
made Our Lady's bulletin a daily enjoyment for all. Of prime importance also 
is Catherine Canty's committee on Liturgy, as evidenced by the commission 
our college holds in the N.F.C.C.S. 



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Naturally, no Sodality would be worthy of the name if charity, "the greatest 
of all," were missing. Our Mission Committee under the direction of Frances 
Boratyn and Sally Eisenmann has wrought much happiness near and far. And 
dear to our hearts, too, are Peg Sullivan and her Literary Committee who 
organized for us those informational discussions and sponsored that most 
enjoyable coffee hour. 

The social affairs of the Sodality are indeed varied. Mary Rynn, chairman of 
the Social Committee, and her assistants, Frances Boratyn, Natalie Connors, 
and Mary Nelen, made pleasant for all, the Christmas party, complete with 
pageant, appropriate hymns, tree and Santa Claus. Probably two of the most 
popular activities of the Sodality are the Father-Daughter and Mother-Daughter 
banquets when we have an opportunity to show our parents why this college 
is so dear to us. Fun for everyone is our miniature bazaar with white elephant, 
novelty and refreshment booths. We're still wondering where the Junior Class 
begged, borrowed or stole such a spectacular contraption as was displayed in 
their booth! The climax of the social season for this committee is our spring 
formal — a success financially, breathes the treasurer thankfully and a success 
socially, grant all of us dreamily. 




A story old, yet ever new. 



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Social Action Club 




President 
ANNA MAE MARTIN 



Vice-President Secretary 
GERALDINE E. McCARTHY ROSEMARIE C. DALTON 

The purpose of this club is the discussion of problems of the day and the 
attainment of a lucid understanding in order that we may combat these 
problems intelligently and effectively when they confront us. Twice monthly 
the senior philosophy students assembled with this aim in mind. Anna Mae, 
our president, very ably conducted the meetings and directed our debate-dis- 
cussions on such controversial disputes as labor and management, com- 
munism, birth control and the relationship of church and state. 

Much was accomplished and not a few hazy ideas concerning the religious, 
moral and social aspects of our modern day problems were clarified. Father 
Shea, philosophy professor, moderator, and beloved walking encyclopedia, 
was always at hand to explain the Church's stand on any conflicting ideas. 
This Social Action Club to which we are affiliated and obligated has been 
an important factor in molding our minds to think logically and to act justly. 



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Lectures 

October 23 Rev. James Keller, M.M. The Christophers 
"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." 

Father Keller, originator of the Christopher movement, explained convincingly and sincerely its 
aim, success so far achieved and future needs. Organized to "encourage at least a million Ameri- 
cans to restore and reintegrate into American life the basic fundamentals of Christian civilization 
upon whch our country was founded and without which it cannot endure," its method of advance- 
ment is through individual lay persons, like ourselves. 

November 10 Mrs. Dorothy Freemont Grant Apostolate of the Pen 
"There are ferule acres to till." 

An author of such well known books as "War Is My Parish." 
Mrs. Grant was a veritable fount of information for aspiring 
writers. Taking as her theme the dearth of good books be- 
cause of the modern tendency to commercialize talent, she also 
stressed the crying need for authors who will write for their day 
and time, even though fame is without their reach. 
December 9 Reverend Michael L. Carney, S.T.L. 

Reception Address "Behold, then, and be not blind." 
The life of Mary and its bearing on the life of each Sodalist 
was forcibly brought home to us by Father Carney. Our pagan 
and godless world is hungry for the ways of Christ, and we, as 
Catholic College women, can lead it to Him in Mary's ways. 
January 18 Miss Carol Jackson Secularism 
"Mother's in the Kitchen." 

Miss Jackson pointed out the inroads of secularism in the 
fields of law, economics, government, art, education — prac- 
tically every phase of living. The Catholic Church, our Holy 
Mother, has been dethroned and relegated to a role of impo- 
tence. Ours is the imperative task of bringing our Mother back 
Mrs. Dorothy Freemont Grant out Q f " t h e kitchen" and restoring to a sick and de-Christianized 
world the salutary and stabilizing influence of hei authority and principles. 

February 9 Miss Lorinda Silva Fatima "Pray to Our Lady of Fatima for Russia and for peace." 

Miss Silva, under the auspices of the Holyoke Catholic Women's Club, gave an eye-witness 
account of 'Fatima as experienced in her tour through Spain last summer. Fatima is of special 
interest because of the prominence it has gained with relation to Russia and her conversion. 
February 26 Rev. John M. Oesterreicher 
Walls Are Crumbling 

"Stumbling steps in the right direction." 

The substance of the lecture delivered by this gentle, yet 
forceful, Austrian priest, concerned itself with the improved 
relations between Jews and Catholicism which indicate that at 
some points the walls separating Jews from Christ are finally 
crumbling. Our duty, in the name of Christ, lies in on honest 
attempt at understanding them whose name has been be- 
smirched, whose relations have been slaughtered and who are 
ridden by fear and suspicion. Father Oesterreicher cited strik- 
ing signs of a changed attitude among Jews, witness the books 
written by outstanding Jewish scholars, as Asch and Werfel. 
March 10 Dr. Urban H. Fleege Mental Health 

"The \ey is self -control." 

The idea that mental health is not automatic but achieved by 
serious effort was a startling one and gave much food for 
thought. Condensing the achievement into ten rules, Dr. 
Fleege advised us to develop a Christian outlook and an ade- 
quate philosophy of life. Dr. Urban H. Fleege 

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N.F.C.C.S. 




Senior Delegate Junior Delegate 

ALICE M. MORIARTY MARY H. MURRAY 



The NFCCS is an overall student organization formed to coordinate and 
integrate student activities not only on the individual campus but also on an 
intercollegiate scale. Nominally, it is the National Federation of Catholic 
College Students. In effect, it is an organization which will stimulate Catholic 
College Students to take a Catholic stand on matters political, social and 
economic. 

For a major national project this year the NFCCS chose World Student 
Relief, thereby assisting in the rehabilitation of a war-torn world. The New 
England Region, composed of eighteen colleges, has as its specific commis- 
sions Catholic Action, Liturgy and Student Government. Our Lady of the 
Elms holds the chairmanship of the Liturgy Commission and conducted an 
all-day panel discussion on the Liturgy at the Regional Congress held in 
Boston, April '48. O.L.E. held the chairmanship of the Worcester area of World 
Student Relief, and through the NFCCS took an active part in the much-pub- 
licized Radio Acceptance Poll wherein radio comedians were rated on the 
basis of their acceptability in the family circle. 

The effects of NFCCS are evident on campus even at this early date. 
Through it we are now a part of the whole and will take our place with other 
students in bringing Catholic thought to a secularized populace. 



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M. J. B. Debating, Society 




President 
ALICE M. MORIARTY 

Vice-President 
MARY H. MURRAY 



Secretary 
LOUISE M. HANNA 

Treasurer 
JEANNE M. BOURQUE 



The Mother John Berchman's Debating Society is the center for collegiate 
discussions on questions political, social and economic. M.J.B. offers its mem- 
bers an opportunity to obtain skill in formal debate, voice their opinions con- 
cerning problems of current, popular interest and take part in panels, round 
table discussions and other forms of forensic activity. Monthly meetings offer 
an excellent opportunity for formal discussion of the national collegiate ques- 
tion. Quick thinking, an ease of expression and a background of current topics 
mark the members of M.J.B. 

The varsity team has met with outstanding success in their intercollegiate 
debates. Intra-mural and interclass debates have provided suitable stimulus 
for campus meetings. The laurels showered on O. L. E. by an undefeated 
varsity crown the labors of M.J.B. 



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1947-1948 VARSITY DEBATING SCHEDULE 



Subject for National Collegiate Debates — 

Resolved: That a Federal World Government should be established. 

February 24 Amherst at Chicopee 

February 27 Albertus Magnus at New Haven 

March 5 Albertus Magnus at Chicopee 

March 8 St. Rose at Albany 

March 19 Amherst at Amherst 

April 16 St. Rose at Chicopee 

April 17 St. Michael's at Winooski Park 
April 24 St. Michael's at Chicopee 

Annual Debate for the Riordan Award — May 19. 

Resolved: That a United States of Europe should be established. 

Affirmative Team Negative Team 

Nadine H. Mangan Jeanne M. Bourque 

Ruthmary Wirtalla Alice M. Moriarty 




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Verd 



eoro 



Club 




President 
RITA M. HANNIGAN 



Secretary 
MARY JANE McNAMARA 



Vice-President 
NADINE H. MANGAN 



Treasurer 
MARY E. MORGAN 



"You ought to be on Broadway" is an overworked line, we admit, but the 
budding Thespians who have taken their first bows over the footlights of our 
own Veritas Auditorium have often justly merited the advice. The Dramatic 
Club on any campus is usually popular, Verdeoro is no exception. Produc- 
tions worthy of professionals have been presented to most appreciative 
audiences and the labor, sometimes heartbreak, that they involve are for- 
gotten and the cast reigns supreme. Not to be forgotten, however, are the 
stage hands and property movers whose difficult task it is to see that there's 
a place for everything and everything in its place. 



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This year's activities were highlighted by the presentation of the familiar 
"Peg Of My Heart." Surprise to one and all, a mite of a freshman captured the 
stellar role and on the big night managed to capture our hearts. A char- 
acter — and actor of the Senior Class, in the role we nick-named "Mr. Moto" 
was also received heartily by the spectators. 

The Christmas season cn the campus was climaxed by the combined pro- 
duction of Dramatic and Glee Clubs under the auspices of the Sodality. A 
pageant, as old as the Christian era itself, but as new and wonderful as each 
morning Mass, was presented for the students and faculty to enjoy and cherish. 

When Lent shed its spirit of sorrow and repentance about us, Verdeoro 
came on the scene with an appropriate drama. With a cast composed of the 
freshmen members of the club, "The Upper Room" with all its tragedy and 
pathos brought us closer to that God-Man who suffered so much at our hands. 
It was indeed a fitting presentation for Passion Week. 

With the arrival of spring and approaching commencement, Verdeoro mem- 
bers were kept busy in their various class productions. Yes, our Dramatic 
Club has done much for the college, but even more than that, Verdeoro has 
contributed to the fulfillment of the dream of those aspiring actresses and to 
the entertainment of our college audiences. 




"Peg O' My Heart — I love you." 



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Glee Club 




"Music hath charms" — and our college Glee Club is convincing proof of 
the phrase. Those constant hours of practice are well rewarded by the 
volume and sincerity of the applause wherever they appear. The season's 
program began with the coffee hour sponsored by the Literary Club and was 
followed by the Christmas Party held in the auditorium for the first time. 
Throughout the Christmas season the veteran Glee Club carolers entertained 
at the Sacred Heart Hall in Holyoke and the Women's Club in Springfield, — 
not to mention those two beautiful programs over near-by radio stations. 
Naturally, the big event of the year was the spring concert with the Boston 
College Glee Club and the unanimous opinion is "the best ever." Something 
new was added when A Cappella Choir visited Holyoke to demonstrate at a 
lecture on Gregorian music. Certainly, Lorraine as director and Anne McDon- 
nell, as accompanist, deserve much of the credit for such a successful and 
enjoyable year. 



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"Adeste fideles, 
Laeti trmrnphantes." 

Carols echo and re-echo 
through the marble foyer as 
members of the Glee Club in 
impressive procession and 
traditional style serenade at 
the annual Christmas Party. 
Scenes such as this strike the 
depths of each of us and form 
vivid, never - to - be - forgotten 
memories. 



Combined Holy Cross — Elms Concert 




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Concerts 




SYLVIA ZAREMBA 



Sylvia Zaremba, renowned 
pianist, appeared in Veritas Audi- 
torium under the auspices of the 
Alumnae on November 27. Pro- 
lessor R. Joseph Racine, associate 
editor of Culture Magazine and 
noted music critic, who reviewed 
her concerts with the Cleveland 
Symphony, Town Hall and Our 
Lady of the Elms, said, "Sylvia 
Zaremba has sure poise and per- 
sonal grace. She has outgrown 
the prodigy class and has become 
a full-fledged artist in her own 
right, the youngest in the coun- 
try." Olin Downes, critic for the 
N. Y. Times, stated, "She played 
with extra-ordinary virtuosity and 
musical understanding." 
The Orpheus Harp Trio made a return visit to the Elms on March 7 at the 
Father-Daughter Banguet. In keeping with the celebration, Irish selections 
were chosen, the most popular being, "The Harp That Once Through Tara's 
Halls" and the "O'Donnell Aboo Traditional 
War March." 

Highlight of our College Glee Club activ- 
ities was the combined concert with Boston 
College on April 10. A wide variety of class- 
ical and popular selections ranging from 
Handel's "And the Glory of the Lord" to 
songs from the operetta, "The Red Mill" by 
Victor Herbert, comprised the program of a 
most enjoyable evening. 

Christopher Lynch, the "Voice of Fire- 
stone" and protege of the late John McCor- 
mack, made his first appearance in this 
vicinity at the Springfield Auditorium, under 
the auspices of the Elms Alumnae. Born in 
Ireland, he has become as the breath of the 
Isle itself to millions in our own country. The 
haunting beauty of "Mother Machree" and 
"I'll Remember You" as sung by this re- 
nowned Irish tenor will not easily be 

forgotten. CHRISTOPHER LYNCH 




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Delta Epsilon Sig>ma 




Six members of the class of '48 have been elected to the Alpha Kappa 
Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Catholic Honor Society, 
founded in 1939 for graduates of Catholic colleges and universities. Each year 
one-tenth of the graduating class of Our Lady of the Elms is enrolled in the 
Society. A student is chosen on the basis of her scholastic standing, character 
traits and extra-curricular activities. 

This year's members are Jeanne Bourque, Patricia Hourihan, Ann Marshall, 
Elizabeth Murphy, Joan Walsh and Ruthmary Wirtalla. It took little if any 
time for the new candidates to discover that the society receives its name from 
the Greek initial letters — "it is for the wise man to set things in order." 

Following the precedent established by the Alpha Kappa Chapter the 
previous season, a regional meeting of New England Catholic College Chapters 
was held at Regis in April. The local chapter also sponsored a series of lectures 
on Catholic Action. 



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La Corte Castellana 




President Secretary 
ISABEL M. MORALES ELEANOR J. BARRON 

Vice-President Treasurer 
ROSEMARY E. COTTER PATRICIA R. HOURIHAN 

The glory that was Spain's has been revived in the famed Corte Castellana 
of the Elms. With Bessie as our enthusiastic and very much Spanish leader, 
the club members have come to know and love Spanish cusioms and curtsies. 
In keeping with the fourth centennial celebration of Cervantes, a grandee of 
Spanish letters, selected adventures from the renowned "Don Quijote" were 
dramatized at one of our monthly meetings. Could there be in existence a 
sorrier-looking Rccinante? 



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During the Christmas season, the night of January 6th was chosen for cele- 
bration since, in Spanish lands everywhere, Los Reyes Magos take the place 
of Santa Claus. An original play by the president was presented and old 
Spanish hymns rendered by club soloists. 

On the more serious side, the history of Spanish culture and its effects on 
present day civilization were often discussed. The current Spanish question 
inaugurated many an argument with the pro-Franco enthusiasts, usually in 
the majority. 

Not least in importance is the club publication, Las Hojas de Los Olmos. 
Under the editorship of Jacqueline Patrie, bigger and better editions appeared 
each month, the outstanding number being the centennial issue. Popular with 
our practice-teaching classes was that edition dedicated to them and con- 
taining some of their own compositions. 

Staff of Las Hojas de Los Olmos 
Redactora Jacqueline Patrie 

Asistantes Mary Ann Blair 

Mary Lou Kleindienst 
Patricia L. Kelly 

Artista Irene R. Mochak 




Que tal \e parece? 



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Le Cercle Francais 




President Secretary 
MARY ANN DOWD JEAN E. MINER 

Vice-President Treasurer 
NORMA M. SAVOIT IOAN L. WALSH 

"Vive la France" and, too, the enthusiastic members of Le Cercle Francais 
whose numerous and varied activities have made this year a most fruitful 
one in the appreciation of the culture of "la belle France." 

An energetic program was outlined at the first meeting and cooperation in 
fulfilling it was never lacking — attendance at several lectures by prominent 
persons sponsored by the exclusive club of Les Dames Francoises of Spring- 
field, a very successful card party and a gala Christmas celebration. A 
contest was conducted to promote French conversation and a French Glee Club 
was initiated. The latter organization swiftly developed an extensive reper- 



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toire and entertained at club parties. "Les Chuchotements des Ormes", the 
monthly journal provided unlimited opportunities for all aspiring writers and 
each publication was eagerly awaited. 

Frequently short skits entirely produced by students were introduced into 
the various meetings with very satisfactory results. A Springfield theater 
offered foreign language movies of which several French ones were largely 
attended by our students. 

In April, members of Le Cercle were given the added privilege of attending 
a lecture by le Pere Leon Merklen, editor-in-chief of "La Croix de Paris." 
Assumption College played host for the affair held in the Worcester Auditorium 
and those who went came back full of enthusiasm for the new France which 
was at last coming back to the fold and severing communistic affiliations. 

If Franco-American relations have been strengthened by the study of all 
phases of French life, then there is no doubt about it — Le Cercle Francois has 
accomplished its mission with another very successful year. La fin couronne 
l'oeuvre. 




Off to Le College de l'Assomption. 



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Science Club 




President Secretary 
KATHLEEN M. COURTNEY BARBARA A. BASTIEN 

Vice-President Treasurer 
SHIRLEY M. CUMMINGS PATRICIA J. STREET 

The activities of the Science Club during this year have served amply to 
fulfill the purpose of the organization, namely to impart to its members scientific 
knowledge which, while it has the laboratory as a foundation, yet extends 
beyond its factual limitations into the realms of speculation. Current medical 
developments, physico-chemical observations, and present-day scentific dis- 
coveries constitute only a portion of the practical information which the 
Science Club has endeavored to offer its members. 

This extra knowledge has been imparted in a most enjoyable manner by 
the lectures which have accompanied the club's business meetings. Dr. 
Nazzaro, in one such lecture related varied and interesting facts concerning 
the role of chemistry in the present peacetime world. The lecture was a pleas- 
ing antidote to the current voluminous literature and parlance devoted to 
chemical warfare, biological warfare and various other kinds. It is gratifying 



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to know that, as science students, we have a greater role in peace than in 
war, in serving humanity rather than destroying it. 

Mr. O'Meara, representing the Biology Department of our college delivered 
a lecture on the RH blood factor. This topic, as Dr. Nazzaro's, proved most 
interesting because of the timeliness of the theme. The animation of the 
informal discussions and question period which followed our lectures evi- 
denced the intense interest which things scientific hold for our science 
specialists. 

A further source of enjoyment to the Science Club members has been 
afforded by photographic and developing facilities. The use of this equip- 
ment has made pleasant many leisure hours for camera enthusiasts. The 
pages of many a student's college album have been generously filled, thanks 
to the photography lab, this busy little place being located, as all know, on the 
fourth floor of the Administration Building. 

Like all other clubs on our campus, the Science Club aims to combine the 
social and moral with the intellectual. Scientific discoveries and theories are 
interpreted in the light of Catholic thought and ethics. Thus it is that the 
moderator, officers and faculty members affiliated with the Science Club work 
for the all-round development of each member and strive to prepare her ade- 
quately for a future position among scientists. 




Just what tire 
we \oo\\ng fori 



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International Relations Club 



i 




President 
MARGARET E. HURLEY 



Secretary 
RUTH A. MURPHY 



Vice-President 
ANNE F. JONES 



Treasurer 
MARGARET A. URBON 



These are indeed times that try men's souls. The present condition of world 
affairs considered as an outgrowth of past errors necessitates a wide and 
extensive background on pertinent questions. Through the International Rela- 
tions Club members have acquired the knowledge necessary to facilitate 
drawing conclusions from, and predicting the future for, world peace problems. 
Leaders, contrasting systems of government and important current events 
have been discussed often and at length in order that we, as citizens and 
voters, may have a complete and concrete idea of what action must be taken 
if the peace is to be a just and permanent one. 



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During the early winter, the New England Catholic Student Peace Federa- 
tion held its annual convention at Holy Cross College in Worcester. Resolu- 
tions concerning such subjects, as the present foreign policy of the U.S., 
UNESCO, Russia as a peace problem and Christian principles as a basis 
for world peace, were drawn up and submitted to the Executive Council for 
ratification. Ruth Murphy, '47, was the official representative from the Elms 
and spoke on the Truman Doctrine. 

The NFCCS held a regional conference in Boston on the weekend of April 
9th. Delegates from the I.R.C. attended the International Relations Club panel 
and returned full of enthusiasm for the work capable of being accomplished 
through this organization in future years. 

A most important part of every college, the International Relations Club 
holds an indispensable position here at the Elms. As a reliable source of data 
on what's going on in the world, the why and wherefores of current problems 
and methods for constructing universal peace, we give you our I.R.C. 




Preparing for the 
panel discussion 
to be held at the 
XEFCCS meet 
ing at Holy Cross 
College. 




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Athletic Association 




President 
MARGARET M. BOWEN 

Vice-President 
M. NANCY BLACK 



Secretary 
ROSEMARY E. COTTER 

Treasurer 
PATRICIA A. TIERNEY 



Freshman Representative 
DOROTHY T. CASEY 

The less serious, but no doubt more energetic, side of our college life con- 
cerned itself with such activities as basketball, ping pong, shuffleboard, horse- 
back riding, softball, tennis, etc. No matter what the season, the A. A. was 
always in the limelight. 



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Probably the most talked of sport this year was varsity basketball. A new 
activity involving doctors' certificates, permissions, uniforms, tedious hours of 
practice and other minor details, it was hailed with great enthusiasm. Games 
were scheduled with Clark University of Worcester and Mt. St. Mary's of Hook- 
set, N. H. Three games played — three games lost, but the experience and 
fun were well worth the effort. And who knows what future teams may do? 

Not to be pushed into the background by varsity is the all-time traditional 
intra-mural basketball tournament. Tis then spirit runs high and each night 
sees one class walking on clouds with another slumped in the depths of defeat. 
March 17 was the night of the big play off and much to the chagrin of the 
seniors the energetic young freshmen walked off with the alumnae trophy. 

Along came spring, and any night cries of "Kill the umpire" or "Strike three" 
could be heard wafting into the staid halls of O.L.E. Weekly trips to the 
Springfield Boys Club by the Esther Williams enthusiasts of the Association 
brought about many an improvement in those side-strokes and Australian 
crawls. Fall and spring were the popular seasons for frequenting the Westover 
Riding Academy, with Mag Bowen, expert equestrian, ever ready to give 
pertinent instruction to somewhat timid freshmen. Archery and Ping Pong, 
too, had their turn, with Dorothy Casey winning the latter trophy. 

On the social page of activities the Athletic Association is credited with a 
very successful Tea Dance held on May 15 in the lounge of O'Leary. The 
finale of the year's program was the annual banquet at which the awards 
were made for the various sports and the eagerly-awaited green and gold 
"E's" were presented to those who had satisfied the necessary requirements 
for the college athletic letter. 




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Win or lose, 
Who can say? 
With Betty and Fran 
It's always that way. 




Varsity — the first, despite defeat, is still 
the best of all. 




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A big night in the life of a freshman as Claire, captain of the freshman team, 
receives the alumnae basketball trophy from Kay Shea, President of the 
Alumnae. Mag, captain of the defeated but still spirited (see her smile!) senior 
team and Mildred Clark White, chairman of the evening, stand by. 



W T hat better place to The higher they fly, 

while away a rainy day 1 the harder we try. 




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The Elmscript 




1^ 



i 



Sports Editor 

Shirley Leroy 

Social Editor 

Louise Hanna 

Art Editor 

Mary Maloy 



Editor-in-Chief 

Nadine Mangan 



Fhotographer 

Rosemary Daniels 

Business Manager 

Kathleen Martin 



Feature Editor 

Maureen Keating 

News Editor 

Mary Martin 

Circulation Manager 

Mary Goggin 



Feature Staff 

Joan Walsh, Ruthmary Wirtalla, Mary Merrigan, Frances Roscoe, Clare Ryan, 

Clara Sawtelle, Jeanne Brault 

News Staff 

Clare Fitzgerald, Geraldine McCarthy, Elizabeth Murphy, Anna Rose Rigabar, 
Beatrice Barrett, Esther Hannigan, Roberta Morrier, Mary Casavan, Mary 
Connelly, Josephine Hessian, Jane Hughes, Yvonne Mongiello, Virginia Jette, 
Clare McDonnell, Mary Murray, Mary Lou Muller, Barbara Garde, Arlene 
Lynch, Marianne Lynch, Nancy Reed, Patricia Tierney 

Business Staff 

Margaret Lively, Jean Miner, Margaret Shea, Margaret Bowen, Joan Shea 

Circulation Staff 

Barbara Hurley, Helen Kelly, Marie Maher, Mary Trainor 



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ELMSCRIPT tries something different — a fashion show! The style preview 
sponsored by the Bridal Shop of Springfield, drew the attention of fashionable 
ladies, not only on campus, but also from the surrounding area. The very 
latest in smart street, evening and bridal wear was displayed before a capacity 
audience. 

Our "Conover Girls" glided gracefully down the ramp to the musical accom- 
paniment of Barbara Meagher and the intermittent male voice of the com- 
mentator. 

Clothes ranged from the very sweet to the ultra-chic. Sweet is the perfect 
word to describe one blushing bride. The dainty ballerina-style gown and 
heart-shaped bouquet of Joan McCarthy created a very pretty picture. The 
matching outfit in American Beauty which Mary Morgan modeled added the 
finishing touches to this modern wedding party. 

"Beautiful Lady In Blue" — startlingly different but oh-so-lovely was the 
ice-blue satin wedding gown shown by Nadine Mangan. Dark-haired Alice 
Moriarty in blush pink was a perfect foil for the blond bride. 

Chic as any Parisian creation was the burnt orange, off-the-shoulder gown, 
Nancy Black wore. And for street wear — Louise Hanna was a lovely illusion 
in a white wool suit with grass-green accessories. The ever popular black 
looked exquisite on our auburn-haired Eleanor Barron. The smooth-fitting 
wool had a tremendous ballerina skirt and was completed by a tiny, figured 
bolero. 

Fashionable pastel lounging robes were displayed by Mary Jean Davis, 
Mary Helen Nugent and Marian Sziracky. (Of course, they looked much too 
nice for lounging.) 

Others who modeled lovely styles were Betty Hamilton, Mary Ruth Spring, 
Barbara Millea, Anna May Bousquet, Ann McNamee and Rita Hannigan. 




"Some day in May, he'll come and say. . . ." 



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The Tourmaline 




THE TOURMALINE STAFF 



Anna Rose Rigabar, 
Louise Hanna, '49 
Nadine Mangan, '49 
Kathleen Martin, '49 
Art Editor 
Mary Maloy, '49 

Shirley Leroy, '49 
Mary Goggin, '49 

Clare Ryan, '49 
Mary J. Connelly, '50 



Editor -in-Chief 
Joan Walsh, '48 

Associate Editors 



Business 



Circulation 



Roberta Morrier, '49 
Maureen Keating, '49 
Frances Roscoe, '49 
Jeanne Brault, '50 
Asst. Art Editor 
Mary Scafhdi, '51 

Mary Martin, '49 
Barbara Hurley, '49 

Clara Sawtelle, '49 
Mary Lou Muller, '50 



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Product of "the little room under the eaves" the Tourmaline has soared in 
popularity this year. Bedecked with a new green cover and enclosing a va- 
riety of contributions from the literary lights of the college, this small magazine 
is published only quarterly but merits rereading throughout the year. The 
staff, composed of advanced journalism students, have, by means of contest, 
encouraged budding poets and essayists to contribute to their college literary 
journal. The results have been amazing, as evidenced by the list of contrib- 
utors in each issue. The Tourmaline of today is, indeed, a credit to its staff 
and college. The Tourmaline of tomorrow cannot help but miss the poetic 
brilliance of its editor who oft and again has brightened her artistic creations 
with the "beauty" of our theme, as in 

"One day, one day of earth I shall find my love 
And from this day my heart will live 
To \now the song of hope whose murmur now 
I hear beneath the summer breeze. 
Then they shall say, but only then, content 
Was she to leave this beauty, life." 




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Tke Elmata 




EditorHn-Chief 
Patricia R. Hourihan 

Art Editor Business Manager 

Mary E. Morgan Mary J. Driscoll 

Associate Literary Editors 
Clare E. Fitzgerald, Ann M. Marshall, Alice M. Moriarty, Elizabeth M. Murphy, 
Anna Rose Rigabar, Joan L. Walsh 

Write-ups + ads X pictures extended deadlines and — a few nightmares = 
Elmata 1948. 

Now that the formula has been completed, the staff and moderator rest weary 
heads over beloved slide rules and anxiously await the decision as to whether 
or not the proper procedure has been followed. The annual Elmata dance 
and the Senior-Alumnae basketball game and dance form two of the basic 
principals on which the journal is laid. 

Seriously, working on this yearbook has been a work of love, as each com- 
pleted page, each picture, bound us more closely to that which we needs must 
leave — our college. The theme of Beauty was chosen because for us, (and 
we firmly declare we do not specialize in rose-colored glasses) each day, each 
dear familiar face, have awakened in us that same elusive spirit experienced 
by connoiseurs of art when confronted with a Rembrandt. 



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Alumnae 



Association 



President 
KATHERINE M. SHEA 

Vice President 

ELEANOR O'HERRON 

Secretary 

ELINOR SEARS 

Treasurer 

BARBARA GATELEY 



Dear Alumnae-to-be: 

You probably don't exactly appreciate that title right now, because it more 
or less harbinges a separation from the school and friends you love. Believe 
me, though, it will become a source of great comfort and pride to you in the 
days that follow graduation. It will signify a tangible connection you have 
with your beloved school and a common cause for which you and your friends 
can work — friends from whom you would otherwise gradually drift apart, 
because of varying interests. 

Ours is a relatively young school, you know, and that means that our 
alumnae association is even younger — even with the staunch and loyal 
graduates of the Academy and Normal School, our own particular "pioneers", 
we number only 800. And I don't believe there's a millionaire in the crowd! 

So, if at any time, you become impatient with us because we haven't pre- 
sented you with a new swimming pool or non-collapsible card tables, just 
remember that the spirit is willing, but the pocketbook bare. 

The main thing to remember is that we are growing steadily, because sweet, 
fine, intelligent girls like yourselves come to swell our ranks year after year; 
and by the time your daughters graduate, who knows, perhaps one or two 
millionaires will have found their way into our group! 

Seriously, our main function is to be of benefit to our school and yourselves. 
Any plans that we may make are made for the furtherance of the aims of our 
school; any honors we may gain are won so that they will reflect on our school 
and on all its students and graduates. 

Until June 5, when you will become members of our beloved association. 

Sincerely, 

KAY SHEA 
President 

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"Who wal\s ivith beauty has a banquet spread, 
Gold dawns and deep-blue twilights for his bread." 



Four years ago, the idea of Commencement was a thrilling one. But, now 
that the day is fast approaching fulfillment, we realize too late that Commence- 
ment must needs entail a finale. True, we have the world to conquer and the 
challenge is an exciting one, but at the same time, we must bid farewell to 
youth and youth's ways. Some would cry this, sentimentality, others, evidence 
of immaturity, but who would deny the pain of departing from whence one 
has loved and been loved ? However, this we hold, that as a child grasping 
tightly the hand of his mother as they walk a strange, new road, so we, too, 
holding fast to the truths instilled in us by our beloved Alma Mater, will go 
forth secure in the knowledge of an ever-guiding, ever-shielding hand on our 
hearts. 



'The little road says go 
The little house says stay. 
But oh! 'tis bonny here at home 
But we must go away." 




Commencement Week 

ffrngram 

MONDAY 

Senior Play "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" 
TUESDAY 

Senior Picnic 
WEDNESDAY 

Mary's Day 

Processional to Grotto Consecration 
Hymns and tributes Crowning 
Floral offering of Seniors Recessional 

THURSDAY 

Class Day 

Class Day Exercises 

Senior Banquet 



Class Day Officers 



Class Marshal 
Class Orator 
Class Prophet 
Class Poet 
Class Historian 
Class Will 
Class Song 



Margaret A. Urbon 
Jeanne M. Bourque 
Kathleen Metcalf 
Geraldine E. McCarthy 
Margaret E. Hurley 
Ruthmary K. Wirtalla 
Kathleen Metcalf 
B. Jacqueline Patrie 



FRIDAY 

Senior Ball 



Committee 



Kathleen M. Courtney 
Elizabeth M. Murphy 
M. Patricia Fehily 
Ann L. Heaphy 
Sarah-Ann Eisenmann 
Margaret M. Bowen 
Anna May Bousquet 



General Chairman 

Chairman ex-officio 

Chairman of Music 

Chairman of Refreshments 

Chairman of Publicity 

Chairman of Decorations 

Chairman of Programs 
SATURDAY 

Alumnae Reunion 
Delta Epsilon Sigma Induction 
SUNDAY 

Baccalaureate Address and Benediction 
MONDAY 

Conferring of Graduation Honors by His Excellency, 

Most Reverend Thomas M. O'Leary, D.D., Bishop of Springfield 



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As the Twi& is Bent 



"so grows our elm 

Unless a man fortifies himself with a 
faith in the supernatural, he becomes a 
mere robot in action, thought, and word 
as regards what is essential to his well- 
being and the salvation of his eternal life. 
Why, what, and how we should think are 
the tools which govern our destiny. The 
greater things of life are not so much what 
we have accomplished but what can be 
done to further promote the greater glory 
of God. Thoughts are great forces and 
through their instrumentality we have in 
our grasp the power to make life, with its 
manifold conditions, a failure or a success. 
Through failure, we accomplish no good; 
through honest, upright living and think- 
ing, we strive for perfection. Only by such means can we enter the gates 
which lead to the Temple of true knowledge. 

We are indeed fortunate to have had the guidance of our faculty and admin- 
istrators. Through them Christian principles of life and living will be propa- 
gated within the walls of Our Lady of the Elms. For this blessing we are 
grateful to God. 

Nothing progresses without sacrifice. Man, by himself, cannot obtain grace. 
The mere thought that he wants to do good does not in itself make him such. 
He must sacrifice his will to God. So, on this day, we dedicate our wills to 
God by planting this tree as an emblem of our faith in Him. May it be great 
and sturdy and, as it grows, remind those who will follow us that the Class 
of '48 has accepted the challenge. It is our hope today that the pages of our 
Alma Mater's history will reveal in years to come the success of this class in 
life, a life dedicated to the ideals of Our Lady of the Elms, a life rich with 
blessings of an ever-loving God. 

JEANNE M. BOURQUE 




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Class History — 1948 



"We've come to the end of a perfect path." This 
may well be the theme song of every senior as she 
looks back over her four years journey through col- 
lege life. 

"We were verdant freshmen, 
Oh, the greenest of the greeri," 

describes us as we started on our college days back 
in 1944. It was with mixed emotions we approached 
these halls of learning. Friendly hands welcomed 
us and for the first week we were treated like real 
visitors. Then Doom!! We were launched into Ini- 
tiation Week. Few of us will ever forget our football 
formations and cheers, for the seniors had converted 
our campus into a giant stadium for the occasion. 
After Initiation Week and that unforgettable first 
Elms Night, we were full-fledged "Elmites". With 
this came the new-found joy of doing everything for 
the first time as an Elms girl. 

"And the gayest Sophomores 
That the Elms has ever seen." 

Yes, that we were, as we returned to school with a 
feeling akin to that which one experiences on re- 



turning home — a feeling of joy, security and of be- 
longing. We are still talking about the marvelous 
show which we put on that year; the best ever, in 
our biased opinion. How wonderful and exciting it 
was as we made the rounds of New York's fashion- 
able night-clubs and smart hotels on our Manhattan 
Merry-go-round! 

"And Junior year last year. 
Oh, that was the best year." 
How true it was! We were upperclassmen at last! 
We had survived the hesitancy and awe of under- 
classmen, and our sympathies went out to the grave 
old seniors who were now doing things for the last 
time. From September to February 7 we talked, 
sang, thought nothing but "Our Prom". To realize 
an "exawtic" prom with such a romantic theme as 
"A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody", walls were deco- 
rated with graceful black silhouettes against a back- 
ground of shimmering, silvering pink. Overhead 
danced the rainbowed lights of the crystal ball, while 
under the star-studded ceiling we waltzed to dreamy 
music. This was a night in a year never to be for- 
gotten. 




"If music be the food of love, play on." 
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"The Greeks had a word for it" 

The joy of Junior Year was marred only when our 
beloved friend and chaplain left us. Our gratitude 
to Father Sheehan will ever remain in our hearts 
and congratulations go with him to his Church of 
the Little Flower. 

"7\(ou> at last we are 
The Senior Class of O.L.E." 

The emotions which we experienced this last year 
have been numerous and varied. For us it was the 
beginning of the end. Three years we have been 
awaiting the time when we would be initiating other 
freshmen, .verdant as we ourselves. Once the time 
had come, the stately campus was transformed over- 
night into an Indian reservation. Meek(?) Indian 
squaws and stalv/art braves dressed in bright blan- 
kets and colorfully befeathered, provided a spec- 
tacular Freshman Class. The pow-wow marshmal- 
low roast, mock marriage and loud war dances high- 
lighted the week's ceremonies which were culmi- 
nated by a gala Elms Night. 

In October we entered with more than usual fervor 
into our Spiritual Retreat, knowing it to be our last. 

Happiness, pride, and a shade of sadness filled our 
hearts as we walked down the aisle on Cap and 
Gown Sunday dressed for the first time in our aca- 
demic garb. Came November and our plans were 
underway for the Elmata dance. Its success, finan- 
cial and otherwise, was but a forerunner of many 



more to be sponsored by that same class. 

Christmas comes but once a year, and when it 
came to the Elms it brought oh, so many trimmings 
— our Christmas play, carol singing, Christmas tree, 
old St. Nick, and last but not really least, Christmas 
vacation. 

Mid-year exams with their traditional worry, nom- 
inal or real, could not divert our thoughts from the 
Junior Prom. At nine o'clock we were going up the 
"Stairway to the Stars", and danced until one undei 
the silvery, twinkling sky. 

In March the Elms girls dated their best bo^ 
friends, their Dads. Very little needs to be saic 
about this occasion, for everyone well knows the 
whole-hearted fun and happiness which are hac 
when our Dads come to the Elms to celebrate St 
Patrick's Day. To make the day wholly theirs, c 
Saint Patrick's Day program was presented, a warrr 
welcome tendered, and a sumptuous banquet placec 
before them. 

The joy of the lengthened vacation, the new fash 
ions, and all that our early Easter ushered in, were 
well-nigh eclipsed by the eager anticipation of oui 
Elms-B.C. concert and our Spring Formal. Botr 
events surpassed our most sanguine hopes. 

"Tis the month of our Mother," we soon were sing^ 
ing, and honor, too, we paid to our dear mothers 
For our traditional Mother's Day Tea, we substitutec 
a banquet, and strove by diverse ways to give 
greater expression than ever to our love and grati 
tude. 

Other outstanding events in May — Senior Play 
Tea Dance, and Mary's Day — followed in suet 
rapid succession that ere long, we were on the thres 
hold of graduation. Commencement Week, with it; 
manifold activities, all so pertinent and significan 
to us seniors, is a history in itself Class Day is one 
chapter, closely linked with our picnic, banquet, sen 
ior play, and the grand finale, graduation, as 

"Once again we pledged to her our faith and loyalty 
To honor forever, dishonor her never, 
Dear O.L.E." 

Margaret E. Hurley 



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"O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today." 



Spring has been so many lovely things here — 
Chapel voices breaking evening prayer, 
. . . and fallen stars beyond the shadowed elms, 
Echoes lingering with moon and stars and sky, 
. . . and breathless twilight everywhere. 

Spring has been so many happy hours here — 
(carefree childhood slipping fast away) 
. . . and pleasure found in countless little things. 
Treasured friends made dearer with each day — 
Confidences shared in whispers after lights, 
. . . and kneeling in the dark to pray. 

Spring has been — 

So spring shall ever be 

Unto the locked cells of our hearts, the master key 

That wakes anew each year 

A host of memories 

Of our lovely, happy days at O.L.E. 




GERALDINE E. McCARTHY 



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Class Prophecy 



Thousands are gathered on the platform of the 
Springfield station waving a fond farewell to the 
most novel scheme of 1958 — "The Elms Train!" 
Never in the annals of American colleges has such a 
unique idea taken form, but here it is, bequeathed 
to O.L.E. by none other than that notorious, efferves- 
cent bundle of brains and beauty, the class of '48. 

Filled to capacity with historical documents and 
pictures of that famous class, the train will make its 
way to every city of importance wherein a number 
of '48 resides. 

A puff of the engine, a familiar ring of the bell, and 
she's off! 

Wait a minute, the engineer is waving frantically 
from the pin-hole window. Well, if it isn't Liz Mur- 
phy, with the situation well under control. As presi- 
dent of the "Advice to the Lovelorn Club," Liz has 
sacrificed valuable time to make this trip. However, 
back at her Worcester office, exotic to say the least, 
all is well, because the vice-president of the club, 
Mary Nelen, has taken over and it is said that she is 
quite adept at solving older people's problems. It's 
a cheerful office, for at any time of the day Mary can 
be heard whistling "Elmer's Tune." Need more be 
said? 

Springfield has slipped into the distance now and 
aboard the train the excitement of the day is reflected 
in a rapid-fire conversation between the engineer 
and the star reporter of the Union, Jeanne Bourque. 

"Well, Jeanne, what's new with the class of '48 
around your section of the country?" 

"Liz, did you hear the latest? Pat Kelly Ellis and 
her husband, Wayne, now own their own exclusive 
restaurant, 'The Blue Sky,' and cater especially to 
Elms girls and their dates. And that's not all. The 
orchestra is wonderful and plays under the name of 
'Musical Mackey and Her Rubber Band.' Also fea- 
tured with the orchestra are 'Patrie at the Piano' and 
their vocalist, 'Morales in the Mood.' " 

Meanwhile, many towns have come and gone and 
the New York skyline beckons ahead. With a screech 
of the brakes the train comes to a standstill and it's 
Grand Central, the first stop of the tour. 

Thousands are gathered waiting to inspect this 



phantasm on wheels. The doors are open and 
they're literally pouring into it! 

"Liz, look at that set of twins over there. Don't 
they look like Kit Courtney?" 

"Here come Kit and Tom now calling to Margaret 
Mary and Michael John, two handsome children 
How is married life, Kit?" 

"Liz, it's just wonderful. We have the time of our 
lives every Saturday taking in the races up at Mag 
and Tim's Racetrack in East Overshoe. Enoch Bor- 
land is still coming in — with a tail-light, that is. 
Mary Mahoney sends her regards from Philadelphia. 
Her exciting night spot, The Eire Club' is known far 
and wide for its Irish dances and sensational feature, 
'Morgan at the Organ.' Mary lives next door to a 
firehouse so she finds it easier to work at night." 

"Liz, isn't that Joan Walsh and Rose Cotter making 
their way through the crowd?" 

"You just made it, the train is almost ready to pull 
out for Chicago. What makes you so late?" 

"It's this way, Liz. Since I took over the Times I 
haven't had a minute to myself, trying to keep up 
with my competitor, the 'Scannel Scribune.' Peg 
Sullivan handles my society page and right now 
she's back at Chicopee covering a fashion show 
sponsored by NFCCS. Peg acquired her excellent 
taste in fashions from that exclusive Newport dress 
shop that she owned for so many years. Poor Rose 
is exhausted. She hasn't caught up on her sleep 
since she left O.L.E. ten years ago. Her Spanish- 
American Basketball Team has just completed a 
world-wide tour under the sponsorship of the 'Bo- 
ryczka Tuna Fish Company' sold exclusively to Elms 
girls with a 'Clever Canty Can Opener' in every 
package. Rosie's team won the international cham- 
pionship and their reward is a cruise to Australia 
aboard the S.S. RIGABAR." 

"All aboard! Hurry everybody, she's pulling out. 
So long, New York. Chicago and all points west!" 

"Liz, come here quick." 

"What's the matter, Jeanne?" 

"Isn't that Mary Ann Blair Wall and Dick with a 
large following standing on the platform? She cer- 
tainly took Fr. Pierce's marriage course to heart, but 
I wonder how she's doing without a Bendix." 



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"Did you know that when we reach Chicago we'll 
be on the air — WALI, the Moriarty Broadcasting 
System. It's a national hookup so we'll have to be 
at our best. As national chairman of L.S.A.C.S. — 
Less Studies For American College Students — Alice 
has done nobly. Jeanne, I almost forgot. Gerry 
McCarthy has been tied up in a business deal in 
Walla Walla for weeks now. It seems that her 
'Chocolate Bon-Bon Company' has been sued for 
$25,000 for using the recipe from the 'Gregory Gooey 
Chocolate Company.' Joe O'Connor has been 
handling the case for Gerry but she's been so upset 
she decided to spend a week out at "Mary Diggins' 
Dude Ranch.' It's the wild and wooly type, known 
for miles around for its wide assortment of horses 
raised by that famous equestrienne, Bonnie Finn. 
Bonnie decided that the carefree life of the ranch far 
surpassed the hustle-bustle of the laboratory, so she 
sold her research plant in Nashville to Ruthmary 
Wirtalla. Rudy is perfecting an ear plug for Chem- 
istry majors that will prevent formulas from going in 
one ear and out the other. Look, there's Chicago 
ahead." 

The galloping pace has slowed down to a trot and 
the panting engine comes to a gradual halt. 

"Jeanne, do you see what I see?" 

"Specify, please, Liz. With half the city of Chicago 
here and me not a mind reader, I'm not liable to be 
looking at the same thing." 



"I'm talking about the band — 'Swing and Sway 
the Eisenmann Way.' Sally seems to be shaking 
her baton at the sax player, and if I'm not mistaker 
it's Eleanor Ambrose knitting a horrible-looking paii 
of gloves. Ever since she knitted those mittens foi 
Dr. Nazzaro she's had to devote her whole life tc 
knitting for the public." 

"These crowds are worse than New York. They're 
pushing down the aisle, Liz. Wait a minute, — some 
one fainted — the smelling salts! It's Doctor Anne 
May Martin. She's coming to. Are you all right?' 

"I'm fine, Jeanne, it's just that I've been workinc 
day and night at the hospital and it's catching up or 
me. My head surgeon, Dr. Mary Driscoll, performec 
a tonsilectomy on one of Marion Mercier Loughman'i 
quintuplets and, of course, it gave us quite a bit o 
publicity. Being a Chem major, Marion named th< 
quints accordingly: Ima Ion, Katalyst Kate, Argoi 
Annie, Phosphate Phyllis, and Bunsen Betty. Fo 
emergencies at the hospital we use 'Madden's Mir 
acle Airways.' They don't tell you until you lane 
that it is a miracle if you arrive at your destination 
Since Josette Maynard has become instructor o 
pilots the casualty list has become much smaller 
The secret of it all is that fewer people are traveling 
by air. 

"Liz, look over there near our class day picture 
It's Pat Fehily with a handsome Navy officer. Sh< 
always did go for blue serge. Oh, dear, he's walk 
ing away. I guess he was just an onlooker. Hen 
comes Pat now with her kindergarten brood — Hell< 
Pat, how is the world treating you?" 

"The world is just fine, but these brats turn it up 
side down. They wouldn't be so bad but Mrs 
O'Leary's son, Don, Jr., is like a perpetual motioi 
machine." 

"Do you recognize that redhead coming this wa} 
Liz?" 

"Certainly, it's Mary Rynn. Hello, Mary, wher 
have you been keeping yourself?" 

"Haven't you heard, Kids? Ann Marshall and 
have just bought the largest slaughter-house in Chi 
cago. Our meat is shipped to every city in the U.SA 
through the Connors Consolidated Trucking Corn 
pany. Natalie, who is the 1958 winner of the Nobe 
Prize in Chemistry, spends her free moments relax 
ing behind the wheels of her 'Mack' trucks, name- 
after a favorite Chemistry professor of hers." 



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"If you have time you should read Peg Hurley's 
latest book, 'Our Hearts Are Not So Gay As They 
Used To Be.' It's first on the best seller list, but Clare 
Fitz's new publication, 'Came A Buckaroo' is running 
a close second." 

The whistle is sounded, the wheels begin to turn 
and adventure in Oregon awaits. 

"Liz, wake upl" 

"Frannie, Pat Street, Pat Hourihan! Are we in 
Portland already?" 

"Of course. We've been waiting for the train for 
an hour. There are students here from all over the 
state. Our newly organized college, 'Our Girl Of 
The Cedars,' is gaining world renown for its history, 
Spanish and science departments. Fran and I man- 
age the arts course, with Pat Street taking care of 
the sciences. The notorious physics department is 
in the capable hands of Dr. Electrode Mulgrew. Ein- 
stein has spent three years trying to figure out her 
latest theorem on 'Large Charges.' " 

"Our time is growing short, we must be on our 
way. Goodbye Oregon, California here we cornel" 

Aboard the train there is wild anticipation as 
thoughts of Hollywood are fast being realized. 

"Oh, Jeanne, I had a telegram from Renee de 
Mochak, sent from Beverly Hills, and she won't be 
able to connect with us in Hollywood. Her producer, 
Rita Hannigan, plans to start shooting for her new 
pictures, 'A Hundred Girls and No Men.' " 

"The train is slowing up, Liz. Am I dreaming? 
We're really here. By the looks of the crowd we'd 
better stand up here to look for forty-eighters. Speak- 
ing of angels, here comes Ann Heaphy with a dozen 
red roses. Whose garden did you raid on the way 
down, Ann?" 

"Why, I own my own experimental Floral Gardens 
— my 'Buds' are beautiful! Our best customer is 
Rosemarie Dalton, owner of the exclusive West Balm 
Beach Hotel, 'The Railroad View.' " 

"Enough of sunny California, the Lone Star State 
will not be alone for long. Take care of the buds, 
Ann, see you again soon." 

"Jeanne, it's beginning to pour. Good old sunny 
California! We should send a letter of complaint to 
Mary Jane O'Malley, chairman of the Chamber of 
Commerce. It will be one more piece of mail to add 
to her 'stacks.' " 

"It shouldn't be long now before we're passing 



cowboys. Speaking of cowboys, Liz, I heard that 
Eleanor Shea and her horse, Spinoza, are starring 
in El Ranch Recko Rodeo at El Paso, ousting Gene 
Autry." 

"Next stop, Houston." 

"Look out the window, Jeanne. There's Carol Mc- 
Coart Stiehl and her husband, Soxo. Hi, Carol, step 
aboard and reminisce." 

"We can only stay a minute. Since Soxo has been 
appointed President of the University of Texas we've 
had no time to ourselves. I told my eight boys we'd 
be back as soon as possible. Dr. Ellie Shea, head 
of the English Department, has installed a new 
course, 'The Gruesome Comedy.' The Spanish De- 
partment draws students from all parts of the world. 
Lorraine DesRosiers, Department Supervisor, has 
discovered that students from Worcester, Mass., have 
the best accent. Thank heavens, the Worcester ac- 
cent has at last been classified." 

A puff of smoke, a grinding of the axles, and the 
wide open spaces of Texas are fading in the distance. 

"I wonder what kind of reception we'll get back 
home. Mary Lou Kleindienst and Mary Ellen Lynch 
are heartbroken because they can't be there. The 
North and South Poles now claim them for their own. 
They each have their own school, the one up north 
is named, 'Ugh, Ugh' while down south the other 
bears the title of 'Ugh, Ugh, you all.' " 

"Jeanne, look at that huge dirigible. I can't guite 
make out what the tail sign says. 

"Why, Liz, it's advertising McMahon Washing Ma- 
chines. Mary must have missed a senior religion 
class." 

"Last stop — Springfield — all off." 

"What a celebration — balloons, horns, confetti, 
isn't it exciting? Listen, Mrs. Phelan is making a 
speech on the platform." 

"As a result of good relations set up between B.C. 
and the Elms at the Spring Concert of 1948, Boston 
College has requested that the Elms Train be set on 
their campus as an historical novelty. Mrs. Anna 
Mae Courchen as president of the Elms Alumnae As- 
sociation has agreed to such a plan." 

So here's to the class of '48 

To you we'll e er be true 

Though college days have passed away 

Our thoughts are still with you. 

Kathleen Metcalfe 



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Class Will 



We, the Senior Class of nineteen hundred and forty-eight, having arrived at 
the last stage of our life here at the College of Our Lady of the Elms and being 
ready to pass on to a new life, do hereby draw up and publish our last will and 
testament. 

Article I. To our esteemed President, His Excellency, the most Reverend Bishop 
Thomas Mary O'Leary, and to our honorable Vice President, the Reverend 
Doctor John R. Rooney, we leave our lasting loyalty and heartfelt apprecia- 
tion for their ceaseless efforts in the guidance and direction of our beloved 
college. 

Article II. To Reverend Mother John Berchmans and the Reverend Sisters of 
Saint Joseph we begueath our sincere gratitude for their major role in 
directing us along the roadway to true Christian virtues and ideals. Their 
unselfish example will always be a source of inspiration to us. 

Article III. To the Faculty of the College of Our Lady of the Elms, we leave 
our undying appreciation for their endless zeal and vigor in imparting to 
us the necessary knowledge for our temporal and eternal happiness. 

Article IV. To the Undergraduates of this, our college, we give and begueath 
our every wish that the remainder of their years at O.L.E. may be blessed 
with the true joys and happiness that we have experinced during our stay 
here. 

SUB-ARTICLES I — LXVIII 

Eleanor Ambrose and Anna Rose Rigabar's last-minute arrivals at class to 
Eleanor Langton and Carolyn Street. 

Mary Ann Blair's unassuming manner to Marion Hoar and Polly Skeery. 

Frannie Boratyn, Angie Boryczka and Pat Hourihan's annex and rendezvous 
for '48 to Anne Jones, Frankie Haley and Bea Barrett. 

Jeanne Bourgue's debating talent to Mary Murray and Clare McDonnell. 

Sally Eisenmann's devotion to science to Irene Morin and Millie Zak. 

Rosie Cotter's easy going disposition to Kathy Martin. 




Our daisy chain ... for the class of '47 



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Mary Anne Dowd, Marion Mercier, Peg Urbon, Pat Kelley, Mary Ann Blair, 
Jacqueline Patrie and Anna-May Bousquet's pre-commencement brilliants 
to aspiring underclassmen. 

Mary Driscoll's efficiency in every undertaking to Margaret Nesbit. 

Rosemarie Dalton's unique prom fix-ups to any underclassmen needing dates. 

Alice Moriarty's diverse talents and abilities to Nadine Mangan. 

Betty Mulgrew's artistry to Mary Maloy. 

Jean O'Malley's regular correspondence from Worcester to Anne Scannell. 
Ann Heaphy's frequent long-distance calls to Marie Lawler. 
Liz Murphy's friendliness and role of First Lady of the Campus to Ruthie. 
Margaret Bowen and Kay Metcalfe's joviality to Shirley Cummings and 
Elizabeth Flynn. 

Clare Fitzgerald and Geraldine McCarthy's poetic inspirations to Roberta 

Morner and Jeanne Brault. 
Carol McCoart's numerous week-end dances to Ann McNamee. 
Anna Mae Martin's solutions to intricate chem problems to Virginia Rooney. 
Barbara Gregory's math genius to Helen Vecchia. 
Rita Hannigan's chic wardrobe to Anna McDonnell. 
Mary Diggins' hour at the telephone to Ellie Langton. 
Lorraine DesRosier's musical achievements to Marion Meehan. 
Ann Marshall's sincerity and generosity to Mary Connelly. 
Eleanor Shea's knitting industry to Betty Aidicon. 

Mary McMahon's quiet, unobserved, yet vital, presence to Frances Roscoe. 
Mary Lou Kleindienst and Mary Ellen Lynch's enviable friendship to Rose- 
marie LaMountain and Anna McDonnell. 
Joan Walsh's literary genius to Mary Lou Muller. 
Bonnie Finn's bubbling laugh to Betty Ann Carlisle. 
Catherine Canty's savoir-faire to Elizabeth Hamilton. 
Patricia Fehily's grey skirt to any Elmite needing one. 

Mary Fran Mackey's excitable nature and good humor to Harriet Goddard. 

Margaret Hurley's flair for history to Nancy Black. 

Georgia Pierce's ever-ready willingness to help to Betty Pringle. 

Mary Nelen's habit of rushing to Louise Hanna. 

Margaret Sullivan's success in teaching to Mary Goggin. 

Natalie Connor's ease in making friends to Shirley Leroy. 

Kathleen Courtney's science skill to Marilyn Logan. 

Shiela Madden's friendly smile to Michaelyn Moynihan. 

Josette Maynard's naivete to Frances Posco. 

Irene Mochak's cross-country correspondence to any would-be traveler to 
California. 

Bessie Morales' lovable Fuerto Rican mannerisms to Rosalia, Rosie and Judy. 

Mary Morgan's artistic creations to Eleanor Barron. 

Jackie Patrie's perfect lady-like manners to Clare Ryan. 

Mary Rynn's engaging personality to Esther Hannigan. 

Mary Scannell's college-girl air to Pat Connell. 

Pat Street's title to the "Street Tradition" to Sue. 

This is, to the best of our knowledge, a complete disposition of our worldly 
goods and in the presence of the Senior Class we hereby ascribe our seal in 
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-eight. 

SENIOR CLASS OF OLE. 
Ruthmary Wirtalla 
Class Attorney. 



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Baccalaureate 



Open doors through 
which exits the class of 
1948 with open hearts and 
minds. Tomorrow brings 
diplomas, worldly omen of 
success accomplished, but 
today we truly graduated, 
as, kneeling before Christ 
the King, we consecrated 
our futures to Him who is 
Commencement. 




Commencement 

It's all over but the reaction. Flowers, speeches, rather damp farewells, 
proud-eyed parents, grave-eyed daughters and blurred faces are all a jumble. 
The one clear thing revolving through our oh-so-tired minds is the resonant 
voice of our Reverend Bishop as he delivered his vital message: "It would 
seem that today the whole world is rushing headlong into chaos, and no one 
can deny that all this grotesgue, barbarous catastrophe is but the logical con- 
sequence of the materialistic, godless education that thinks only of stuffing a 
man's head with facts, making him a member of the animal kingdom of the 
world, and still believing that he will make progress. 

'The worth of the woman of tomorrow is to be found not so much in study 
and learning and social work; these things will claim your time and attention 
— but your true worth is to be found rather within yourself, in the high char- 
acter of your womanly life." 



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"O Daughter of Z'.on, thou art all fair and full of charms 
beautiful as the moon, dazzling as the sun.'' (Cant. 8, 9) 



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1. Liz and Diz lead the way 

2. Ann, can I borrow your Ed? 

3. Before old age set in 

4. News in time 

5. "Let us adore Him." 

6. Don't drown it, Liz. 

7. "Now, about washing 
machines. . . ." 

8. Birds-eye view 

9. Come, come, snap into it! 

10. Twenty little, thirty little, 
eighty little Indians 

11. Take two, they're small. 

12. Dancing in the checkered 
shade 

13. Exotic, oh so "exawtic"! 




1. All in the booksl 

2. "Anybody got change lor a nickel? 

3. They've been to the Caf. 

4. Three little girls and. . . . 

5. "O Holy Cross, O Holy Cross. . . ." 

6. "We're Seniors of O.L.E." 

7. Why, the grin? 

8. Damon and Pythias 

9. "Wait 'til the wind stops." 

10. Primas hermanas 

11. Unaccustomed as we were. . . . 

12. Forth from the annex 

13. "How many more feet?" 





2. "And little Red Riding Hood 
said to the wolf. . . ." 

3. "If she's smiling all the 
while" 

After the tea was over 

5. "Gentleman Jack's a ladies 
man." 

6. "That's a joke, son!" 

7. At the foot of the lonesome 
birch 



8. ."How do you do?" 

9. "What's your problem?" 
10. Now is the hour. 

1. "Going in, Mary?" 

12. "Hey, you with the 
personality!" 

13. Expression — point zero 

14. Flying — how high Ellie? 



Y 



1/ i> . 



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12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 



19. 



Smile pretty! 

"We've got a Cap and Gown big 

enough for two. . . ." 

"The needles go, between the 

classes, row on row." 

Como esta? 

"That old gang of mine" 

"Off to classes, skip the lasses." 

"There were four pretty girls." 

The thinker 

The Campus Kids 

"How's the water, Kay?" 

"The wind running barefeet 

through my hair." 

Rogues from the Elms gallery 

"Friends, Elmites, Faculty. . . ." 

Oh, the dears! 

Classroom cares behind 

Why the pose? 

Which is the worried Business 
Manager? 

Hospitality a la M. and J.'s 
"Put on your Easter bonnet." 



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BEST WISHES 
of the 
ALUMNAE 

of the 

COLLEGE OF OUR LADY 
OF THE ELMS 

to the 

SENIOR CLASS OF 1948 




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Compliments of 

WILLIAM P. BROWN CO., Inc. 

Contractors and Engineers 
Heating — Plumbing — Ventilating 

655 Worthington Street 
SPRINGFIELD : MASS. 



Compliments of 



DREIKORN'S 
BAKERY 



EST. 




1848 



"A[ul!t Secundus" 

QUALITY APPAREL, FURS, 
and ACCESSORIES 

FOR MISSES AND WOMEN 

IBrigljmtfa 



Diamonds, Watches, Silverware, Gifts 
GIVE JEWELRY ... the Lasting Gift 




Watches from $24.75 

GERALD F. MORAN 

Jewelers and Optician 

38 Vernon St. 3-4185 Springfield 

Divided Payments at no additional cost 



George O. McGlynn, Opt. D. 

John J. O'Neil, Opt. D. 

McGlynn & O'Neil 
Optometrists 

Bookstore Building, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 
1383 MAIN STREET Phone 2-9514 

Established 1910 

PURE CANDIES RIGHT PRICES 

SHARP'S CONFECTIONERY 

Is Guaranteed 
If These Goods Are Not Satisfactory Return 
Them to Us 
Our Ice Cream Is the Cream of Creams 
WHOLESALE RETAIL 
SHARP'S HOME MADE ICE CREAM 
For Weddings, Socials, Showers, etc. 

342 Front Street Chicopee, Mass. 

Tel. 1058 



T. F. SHEEHAN 

FLORIST 



136 State Street 



Springfield, Mass. 



Compliments of 



CALLAHAN BROS. 



WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 



NATIONAL 
LIBRARY BINDERY 

WEST SPRINGFIELD 
MASSACHUSETTS 

Bibles and Prayerbooks 



Beautifully Bound 



Tel. 3-7145 



Compliments of 

Springfield Civil Service 
and Commercial School 

143 STATE ST., SPRINGFIELD 
Tel. 2-8416 

Compliments of 

WALTER M. SHEA 

ATTORNEY- ATLAW 
CHICOPEE FALLS : MASS. 

Compliments of 

BELMONT 
LAUNDRY 

327 BELMONT AVENUE 



Springfield Massachusetts 



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X 



Center Department 
Store 

Incorporated 
M. Ferris <£ Bro., Proprietors 

Dry Goods and Clothing 

54-56 CENTER ST., CHICOPEE, MASS. 
Telephone 1230 



Benziger Bros., Inc. 

106 Chauncey Street, Boston, Mass. 

Phone LIBerty I 150 

Religious Articles 
Church Goods 

Books of All Catholic Publishers 



Telephone 2-6969 



We Strive to Please 



Carr Hardware Co. 

Hardware, Paint, Plumbing Supplies, Electrical 
Supplies, Household and Sporting Goods 



413 North Street Next to Strand Theatre 
PITTSFIELD, MASS. 



Compliments of 



JOHN S. BEGLEY 



HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS 



City Tire Co. 
U. S. TIRES 

Telephone 7-1419 

218 Dwight Street, Springfield, Mass. 
RECAPPING — VULCANIZING 



B. E. CROWLEY 

Inc. 

Dealers in 

Plumbing and 
Heating Supplies 

32 EMERY STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



Compliments of 



A. E. BLAIR 

Electrical Contractor 



NORTHAMPTON : MASS. 



Compliments of 

P. J. BRAULT 

Real Estate and 
Insurance Agent 



CHICOPEE FALLS : MASS.. 



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BEST WISHES 



to 



THE SENIORS 



CLASS OF 1949 



i 

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JOHN A. FITZGERALD 



ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 



43 Oxford Street 



Springfield, Mass. 



STEAM, HOT WATER and FURNACE HEATING 



QhahkA d. 3Lwddsjx Qowipamj, 



V I u m It i n g 



252 EXCHANGE STREET : CHICOPEE 



When you are next in need of plumbing or heating — whether new work 
or modernization — let us figure with you 



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Compliments of 



Compliments of 



HAFEY 
FUNERAL SERVICE 



Serving Springfield 
and Vicinity 

495 BELMONT AVENUE 



Compliments of 

Hill's Pharmacy 

Headquarters for 
LOVELL AND COVEL CHOCOLATES 
KEMPS NUTS 
Max Factor, Coty, Evening in Paris 
and many other well-known Toiletries 

250 Exchange Street 
Chicopee, Mass. 



R. C. Fitz & Co. 



PRINTER 



Telephones 2-3693—4-6671 



347 WORTHINSTON STREET 



SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



Compliments of 



E. W. LARKIN & CO. 



BUILDERS 



SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



ALFRED E. DINLOP 



62 GRAPE STREET 



CHICOPEE 



Arthur J. Granfield 



Real Estate and Insurance 



60 SPRINGFIELD STREET, CHICOPEE 



Phone 351 

MLLE. CAUTHIER 

26 Center Street 
Chicopee, Mass. 

HOSIERY, MILLIHERT, and 
LADIES UNDERWEAR 



KOHN BROTHERS, Inc. 

Famous Shoes from 
Famous Makers 

174 North Street, Pittsfield, Mass. 



W, C. KOSIOREK 



5 On FRONT STREET 
CHICOPEE, : MASS. 



Compliments of 



James J. Dowd & Son 



Insurance 



HOLYOKE : MASS. 



FIELD S HARDWARE 

Moore's Paints 
Glass, Tools, Seeds 
Housewares, Hardware 

256 EXCHANGE ST., CHICOPEE, MASS. 



HASTINGS 

Stationery Store 

Greeting Cards 
for All Occasions 



CHICOPEE 



MASSACHUSETTS 



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M. J. WALSH tV SONS, INC. 



General Contractors 



Holyoke : Massachusetts 



TAFT OIL COMPANY 

GASOLINE, MOTOR OILS, TIRES 
RANGE AND FUEL OILS 
OIL BURNERS 



CORNER OF LYMAN AND FRONT STREETS 
HOLYOKE : MASS. 
Telephone 9847 



Compliments of 



SPRINGFIELD 
FIRE and MARINE 
INSURANCE 



195 STATE STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS 



CHICOPEE SAVINGS 
BANK 

SAVINGS 
for all purposes 

Mortgage Loans Solicited 

THRIFT 
Christmas Club — Tax Club 

"Special Attention Given to G. I. Loans" 



D. G. Canty Co. 

Masons' Supplies, 
Sand and Gravel 

12 SCHOOL STREET 
CHICOPEE : MASSACHUSETTS 



CONVERSE-CARLISLE 
COAL COMPANY 

19 Harrison Avenue 195 Armory Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 

Tel. 6-6311 

Exclusive Sales and Installation Agents for 

Timken Silent Automatic 
Oil Burning Equipment 

Service on all types 
POWER OIL BURNERS 



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STETSON'S 

MEN WOMEN 



Skop 



SPRINGFIELD : MASS. 

'More by the Pair — Less by the Tear' 



Compliments of 

Wendell T. Phillips 

Architect 

MILFORD. MASSACHUSETTS 



DIAMONDS WATCHES 

Incorporated 

TRUE BROTHERS 

Jewelers 
Established 1898 

1390 Mam Street 

Fine quality — large variety — fair prices 
JEWELRY SILVERWARE 



Solin's Market, Inc. 



110 West Street 



CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS 



TIERNEY'S 

Flowers 

288 Bridge Street 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



RANGE and FURNACE OILS 



AUTH 

607 Belmont Avenue 
PHONE 7-1468 



COAL 



COKE 



TRAILWAYS of NEW ENGLAND 

Direct Service to 

ORANGE, ATHOL, GARDNER, 
FITCHBURG, AYER, LOWELL, 
LAWRENCE, HAVERHILL, 
NEWBURYPORT 

Telephone 7-3531 

218 Memorial Ave., West Springfield 



Compliments of 

ABC TAXI CO. 

Tel. Chicopee 2054 
All drivers Ex'Servicemen 



Day and Night We 256'/ 2 Exchange St. 

Never Sleep Chicopee 



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NEW ENGLAND 
CHURCH SUPPLY 



Compliments of 



Francis C. Tylunas 



RELIGIOUS ARTICLES 
PRAYERBOOKS 



SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS 



CHICO CLUB Beverages 

GOLDEN AND PALE DRY 

GINGER ALE 



CHICOPEE SODA COMPANY 

CHICOPEE : MASS. 
Telephone 605 



139 Broadway 
CHICOPEE, MASS. 

Telephone 1826 



D. C. Sweeney & Sons 

220 Worthington Street 
SPRINGFIELD : MASS. 

Quality Furniture 
for Your Entire Home 




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Joseph F. Loughrey 

Fur Centre 
Retail Furriers 



"The Name that means fine quality in Fur 
Coals. A similar quality to that of 
the students of 

OUR LADY OF THE ELMS" 

MAPLE STREET HOLYOKE 



Compliments of 

BURN AM'S 

1402 MAIN STREET 
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 



Lvsek Paint &: Supply 

200 EXCHANGE STREET 
Chicopee, Massachusetts 

Telephone 629 



24 Hour Service Mgr. Burke and Angers 

Dusty's TAXI Service 
6-7737 and 2-6100 

Pac\ard Limousine for All Occasions 
137 BRIDGE ST.. SPRINGFIELD. MASS. 



L. W. CALLAHAN 

Painting Contractor 



48 Westford Circle Springfield, Mass. 

Telephone 3-3062 



LAFLEUR'S 

Hardware - Paints - Radios 
Electrical Appliances 

246 EXCHANGE ST. CHICOPEE, MASS. 



RIEL HARDWARE <& MILL 
SUPPLY 



129 DWIGHT STREET 
SPRINGFIELD. MASS. 



STEWART'S 



1341 MAIN STREET 



For "Paradise Shoes" 



The Latest Word in Fashion Allure 



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Complimerits of 



Bory's Furniture Co. 



14 CHURCH STREET 



Chi.copee Falls : Mass. 



Compliments of 



The 

Laymen's Retreat 
Leasee 



West Sprincfield, Massachusetts 



Springfield Buiek Co. 



630 MAIN STREET 



SPRINGFIELD : MASS. 



New and Used Automobiles 



Service All Ma\es of Cars 



Wm. Lynch, Mg.r. 



Tel. 2-4126 



AUCTIONEERS 



APPRAISERS 



E. J. O'Neil Agency 



Insurance and 



Real Estate 



22 BROADWAY, CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. 



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ROVELLI'S 

Springfield's Leading Restaurant 

170-174 Worthington Street 
SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS 



ROWLEY Motor Sales 



PACKARD 



North Adams : Mass. 



CHICOPEE TIRE CO. 



152 CENTER STREET 



Chicopee : Mass. 



Compliments of 



Arthur Balthazar 



City Clerk 



fy>Ue*iAbf, 9ce Gleam 

606 State Street 

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 

SKIBINSKI 
Electrical Appliances 

6 CENTER STREET 

Chicopee : Mass. 



MORIARTY DRUG 

Prescription Drug Store 

John P. Moriarty, Reg. Pharm. 

Florence : Mass. 



Compliments of 

VARIETY MARKET 

3 MAIN STREET 

Florence : Mass. 



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Number One on the Health Parade 



DAIRY PRODUCTS ARE LISTED NUMBER ONE 
ON THE NATIONAL NUTRITION LIST 



Include These Items In Tour Daily Diet 



HOOD'S MILK AND ICE CREAM 



Compliments of 



ST. GERMAIN . . . PHOTOGRAPHER 



CLASS PHOTOGRAPHER TO CLASS OF 1948 



WALL-STREETER SHOE COMPANY 



Manufacturers of 



FOOT PALS 



Fine Shoes for Men 



NORTH ADAMS MASSACHUSETTS 



MacDONALD & JOHNSON, INC. 

INSURANCE of all kinds to meet your 
PERSONAL and BUSINESS needs 



WM. D. MacDONALD, 127 Sumner Avenue, Springfield 
F. I. JOHNSON, 18 South Park Avenue, Longmeadow 
Third National Bank Building Phone 6-5461 



DANIEL O'CONNELL'S SONS, INC. 



General 
Contractors 

Telephone Holyoke 5669 
Established 1879 Incorporated 1926 



480 HAMPDEN STREET 



HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS 




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L. G. Balfour Company 

Attleboro Massachusetts 

CLASS RINGS AND PINS 

Commencement Invitations 
Diplomas — Personal Cards 
Club Insignia — Memorial Plaques 

Represented by S. G. LEE 

230 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 



T. J. CONWAY CO. 



Plumbing and Heating 



CONTRACTORS 



77 Winter St., Springfield, Mass. 



Phone 2-5131 



TREAT YOURSELF 
TO THE BEST . . . 

DRINK 



COUNTRY CLUB 
BEVERAGES 



Country Club Soda Co., Inc. 

Springfield, Mass. 



Compliments of 

Jeanne D'Arc Circle 
No. 44 

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA 
Fitchburg, Massachusetts 



Bridal 

1249 Main St. 

Springfield 



shop 



Compliments of 

Janis Bake Shoppe 

CHICOPEE 
MASSACHUSETTS 



Compliments of 



J. G. ROY LUMBER 
COMPANY 



Compliments of 

RICE & KELLY, Inc. 

W. F. Garrity 

GOOD FURNITURE 
Pittsfield, Mass. 



C o m pi i m e n t s o f 



A Friend 



Compliments o f 



A Friend 



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ACKER 

PRINTING 
COMPANY 



A BETTER CLASS OF PRINTING 
FOR MORE THAN A 
QUARTER CENTURY 




PRINTING -- A Billion Dollar Industry, 
Indispensable Always" 



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LD 
7251 
.C55L 

1948 



14359 



COLLEGE OF OUR LACn 
OF THE ELMS LIBRARY 
CHICOPEE, MASS. 




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